BLUE EFFECT — Meditace

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Album · 1970

Tracklist

A1 Paměť Lásky 4:35
A2 Blue Effect Street 4:10
A3 Fénix 4:35
A4 Stroj Na Nic 2:30
A5 Sluneční Hrob 1:55
B1 Little Girl (Děvčátko) 3:55
B2 Deserted Alley (Osamělá Ulice) 3:15
B3 Blues About Stone (Kamenné Blues) 8:10
B4 Rainy Day (Deštivý Den) 4:00
B5 Where Is My Star (Kde Je Má Hvězda) 3:30

Line-up/Musicians

Bass Guitar [Uncredited] – Jiří Kozel
Drums [Uncredited] – Vlado Čech
Guitar [Uncredited] – Miloš Svoboda (tracks: A1)
Lead Guitar [Uncredited], Sitar [Uncredited] – Radim Hladík
Lead Vocals [Sólový Zpěv], Flute [Uncredited] – Vladimír Mišík

About this release

Supraphon ‎– 1 13 0689 (Czechoslovakia)

Recorded at the Supraphon studio Dejvice, Prague, in June–August 1969.
Uncredited: track A1 recorded April 19, 1969 at studio Mozarteum.

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siLLy puPPy
Formed in the late 60s in what was the former Czechoslavakia which was very much behind the Iron Curtain and musically speaking a million miles away, yet certain bands not only kept up with the times with underground bootleg albums but also managed to weather the political storms and emerge as one of the most successful bands of the era from Eastern European nations. MODRY EFEKT (in the Czech language) or BLUE EFFECT (but have also gone by M. EFEKT, MODRý EFEKT and THE SPECIAL BLUE EFFECT) formed in Prague (now the Czech Republic) in 1968 and led by vocalist and guitarist Radim Hladík who would remain the constant member in the band’s initial two decade plus run. While soon becoming one of Czechoslavakia’s major jazz-fusion and progressive rock bands of the ages.

MEDITACE is a fine mix of Czech language 60s type sounding music primarily based in blues rock not unlike early Led Zeppelin but even at this stage they were showing traces of progressive rock as they were recording this in 1969 with many track including the opener “Paměť lásky” showing less influence from blues and rock and more Western classical elements dominating whether it include choral vocal arrangements, symphonic atmospheres or instrumentation. MODRY EFEKT were masters at creating strong catchy pop rock hooks even at this early stage in their development and although there is no progressive touches of the jazz-fusion type, tracks like “Blue Efect Street” show extremely strong ear worms with bluesy guitar workouts and clever arrangements including the use of a sitar. Most of all MODRY EFEKT demonstrate how beautiful rock music can sound in their native Slavic language tongue although side two was recorded in English which proves that the band had their sites on cracking into the international market from the beginning.

While MEDITACE is laced with excellent rock and pop tracks for their time and place, what’s really lacking at this point is a sense of cohesiveness for an album style as the tracks flounder back and forth from blues rock to classically symphonic and then to folky with almost Motown type walls of sound and then back to more Western generic sounding blues rock. Overall not a bad debut at all especially for being in a region of the world that controlled every aspect of artistic integrity however it would take the soon to be released second album with their country’s other progressive rock giants Jazz Q to steer the band into the more familiar jazz oriented progressive rock that they would stick with for the rest of their days. While i wouldn’t call this debut essential by any means, it certainly shouldn’t be skipped over either. It is quite the pleasant listen if not polished into perfection.

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