Monday, April 23, 2007

Zartong-st,LP,1978,Armenia


Crudely recorded yet often lively set of material from this Armenian ensemble. A mixture of late 70's prog fusion and Middle Eastern sounds is the general recipe, but the highpoints are when they get this Balkan/Zuehl/Disco thing going (if you can imagine that.) Case in point is "Dzamone (pt 2)", where muffled “earth bass” wiggles under a driving bass-beat/hi-hat, whilst an Old World canzonet rejoices the top layer, replete with sheer violin strokes, all of which succumb to a warm and fuzzy guitar meltdown at the climax.

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8 comments:

kingpossum said...

Bless the mighty Mutant for the wonderful Zartong! Fabulous. Anybody who digs this should run, not walk, to buy the discs available by current Armenian folk-rockers Bambir. What they do is more mainstream than this (think Jethro Tull with Eastern blood) but equally as captivating.

Cheers

Dr. Design said...

hello again. well i gave this album a good listen, and it is wonderful! thanks for this super fresh album. you can't go wrong with a name like Zartong!

Tristan said...

As ever, extraordinary stuff that you have made available! Armenian prog-fusion: I'm there!

Anonymous said...

This was f*cking fantastic, thanks for sharing - must buy their cd!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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End today !!!

Tanelian Ani said...

Hey, this brilliant group not?! and can there her pleased to know that some persones still appreciates this group ^^

xensboy said...

Fabulous band. The bass player is amazing.

Anonymous said...

ALL LINKS DEAD :(