After all htese years - this record remains fresh. Niemen composed wonderful themes and dressed them in modern, jazz The saxophones three of them at least are especially strong, at times improvisational but rooted in clearly defined arrangements. It's without a doubt one-of-a-kind work and will make a great addition to every progressive rock fan's collection.
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On both albums there is a central, extended work that consumes half the record, filled with chamber choral arrangements and heavy celestial organs and stern strings. It's a lot based on organs again, with a choir every now and then to give an original touch.
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Poems for Pussy Riot: In the end, four stars are more adequate. Then comes Niemen's deep voice, similar to that of Joe Cocker, and the piece completely changes its flow with Hammond organ being put into a more soul-inspired scenario.
Just four compositions, but nieen one takes all side A. Notify me of new comments via email. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.
Interesting guitar solos and female back-up vocals. This artist is probably too far on the ethnic fringe for most music fans, but for those who have a healthy interest in world music, multi-textured jazz fusion from the late 60s, and very accessible soulful vocals, this album is definitely worth a few spins.
And in both cases the remainder of the album consists of a handful of shorter, lighter fusion numbers. Forum user Forum password. Thanks to ClemofNazareth for the addition and to Quinino for the last updates Edit this enigatic.
You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials. It's without a doubt one-of-a-kind work and will make a great addition to every progressive rock fan's collection. This album is said to be the first really progressive album of Czeslaw Niemen. Big part of this song is just dark and mystic Orthodox possibly more correct - Greek Catholic church organ with church chorals and bells sound.
Czesław Niemen: Enigmatic
His laurel sword gleams, his green candles cry wax, falcons and horses beat the rhythms of a dance as streaming pennants crack whips among clouds.
In some ways this album reminds me of Mourner's Rhapsody.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Side two offers more jazz-oriented pieces with superb bass-lines, a competent horn section and Niemen's great voice. I have had a little bit of dilemma whether it deserves four or five stars. A five star rating might be a bit missleading, this album having a few minor flaws, that some might find more bothering than I.
Niemen composed wonderful themes and dressed them in modern, jazz You are commenting using your Twitter account. I was introduced to the work of Nieman by a Polish work colleague. I heard his songs from my teens on Polish radioso possibly I can't feel the same as just newcomer to this album.
What's more, he was doing it behind the Iron Cutrain. Niemen's musical extract consists of elements of Polish folk music fused with soul and jazz sensibilities. It starts with Hammond organ, but not in Lord's tradition.