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PLASTIC PEOPLE OF THE UNIVERSE hovezi porazka (1984)
This avant prog , experimental czeck band that originated from late sixties, recorded the material of this album at early 80`s and at a period their members were under police surveillance because of their opposition to regime. PPOTU go beyond the usual for the genre combination of virtuosity, free imagination and complexity. Hovezi porazka is dense , tight music ,rooted in the blues-jazz-folk-r.i.o. territory.Impressive eastern european flavoured horns sound rockier than guitars while dark, inauspicious, or explosive vocals express clearly the direct facing of the reality for a band that seeking freedom in life and art is one and same thing. Artistry with rare skills in the service of a revolutionary heart that needs no ideology to live riskly between activism and dreaming, between senses and thought.