CHADIMA, MIKOLAS and PAVEL FAJT: Transparent People
Miklolas Chadima's last record Pseudodemocritus - in my opinion a fine piece of work - did badly with most of you, but undaunted, let me recommend this one, a collaboration with master drummer Pavel Fajt (who also plays groove box and electronics). Mikolas takes the guitars, bass, keyboards, saxophones and sings dark texts (he has a very charismatic voice). Studio work, obviously, with a lot of overdubbing, but a happy combination of people and sounds, especially Pavel’s electric stringed wheel – no I won’t explain. A kind of rock, but updated; songs but with imaginative settings. The wholly transparent booklet is charming, but uncompromising.