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BOO


Country of origin:

Czech Republic

Type of music generally:

Quirky alternative pop/rock with European folk influences

Status:

Most recent release, listen (2002)

See also:

Some Boo info on the AllMusicGuide

Comparisons:

Hard call. There's something a little classic Talking Heads-like about them at times.

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Members of Dunaj, Tara Fuki, Metamorphosis combine for a Czech alternative pop/rock supergroup.

A touch of European folk and a twisty sense of basic sounds makes this a more interesting listen than much altpop, though the basis of their sound is also very traditional pop/rock. I also quite enjoy the sardonic lyrics (which are in English). The lead (male) singer has a deep, edgy voice. This is quirky rock of a most enjoyable kind. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

listen is all we've heard

Recordings:


listen

Release info:

2002—Indies Records—MAM 164-2

Availability:

Tamizdat

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of odd pop

Group members:

Christoph Pajer (Metamorphosis)—vocals, violin, guitar, bass
Josef Ostranský (Dunaj)—guitars, boass, vocals
Andrea Konstankiewicz (Tara Fuki)—cello, vocals
Pavel Koudelka (Dunaj)—drums, vocals, percussion

Guest artists:

Petr Vavrík—bass on 3 tracks

Produced by:

BOO

Comments:

I was hooked on this from the instant I heard "The Sea" with its Spanish rhythm and male and female voices playing off each other. The following song, "Don't Speak To Me" is a little like classic Talking Heads. My favourite track is the sarcastic "Lost On the Way" where the rhymes lead the story into quite an odd place. A strong and highly listenable album. (Neile)

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