Tuesday 30 June 2020
SBB - Jerzyk (1977)
The fourth album from this Polish band.
The band was a trio with a lineup of drums, percussion, guitar, clavinet, electric piano, moog, piano and vocals.
I have been really impressed by this band's complex mix of symphonic prog and psych rock on their first three albums. So much that the band became my favourite Polish prog band.
SBB is the grand-dads and the pioneers in Polish prog and rock. A band which really deserve a lot of more attention also in the west.
I had hoped that the band would continue in the same vein on Jerzyk. They did not.
The band gives us forty minutes of some rather bland fusion here. The phrase "elevator music" also springs to mind on some of the music on this album. Shopping mall music is also another fitting label.
The music is still decent enough to not really feel cheated by this album. It is a big step in the wrong direction though and a disappointment.