Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Leb I Sol - Rucni Rad (1979)


The third album from this band from Macedonia.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, minimoog, mellotron, organ, drums, percussion, bass and vocals.
A guest musician provided saxophones.

Their first two albums really impressed me. It is obvious that Leb I Sol is one of those lost treasures from behind the iron curtain. Their country back then, Yugoslavia, was a communist - stalinist state although Tito and Stalin and the following Sovietrussian leaders loathed each others with a burning hatred.

Leb I Sol was nevertheless trapped behind the iron curtain.

Their music is a mix of the local Macedonian pop scene and fusion. Mostly fusion.

Mahavishnu Orchestra springs to mind during large parts of this album. So does Return To Forever too.

Vlatko Stefanovski is a superb guitarist and he gets a lot of time of prove just that on this album. The other musicians are also very good. There are some really great keyboards work here and the vocalist is good too.

The mix of Macedonian pop-rock and fusion really gives this album a good flavour.
This is indeed a very good album and fusion fans will love this album.

3.5 points



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