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“This band plays post-everything.”
~ Daniel Sywala, Rock’n’Roll Journalist

A musical ensemble of four members transmitting soundwaves of psychedelic and experimental rock, boldly deriving from the classical prog-rock of seventies. That’s a brief description of the Czech band, Šamanovo Zboží, which is right and wrong at the same time. That is because every identification with a musical genre just creates a border which the band feels an urge to destroy by an unpredecent sonic wave, or dissolve in a bath of sensible tones. Their main ingredience is raw guitar rock. Complex compositions in combination with theremin, mellotron and wide palet of other sound colors then bend basis into surprising shapes that are mostly spontaniously formed on stage. Šamanovo Zboží likes to improvize and finalize their music during a gig. Therefore, categorizing this group then doesn’t make sense as this kind of music only is mostly heard in the most abstract dreams.

Should you be looking for clues in other bands though, look back at the sarcastic playfulness of prog-rock musicians, King Crimson. Musical playfulness and intonation of Jakub Novák’s close to pieces of Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More). On the other hand, psychedelic atmosphere can resemble long and dark records of early Pink Floyd or deliric pieces of Miles Davis’ ensemble on Bitches Brew album. Still, Šamanovo Zboží is a phenomenon of post-modern music and looking for replicas or close similiraties with other bands is not possible.

“This band plays post-everything.”
~ Daniel Sywala, Rock’n’Roll Journalist

A musical ensemble of four members transmitting on waves of psychedely and experimental rock, boldly deriving from the classical prog-rock of seventies. That’s a brief description of the Czech band, Šamanovo Zboží, which is right and wrong at the same time. That is because every identification with a musical genre just creates a border which the band feels an urge to destroy by an unpredecent sonic wave, or dissolve in a bath of sensible tones. Their main ingredience is raw guitar rock. Complex compositions in combination with theremin, mellotron and wide palet of other sound colors then bend basis into surprising shapes that are mostly spontaniously formed on stage. Šamanovo Zboží likes to improvize and finalize their music during a gig. Therefore, categorizing this group then doesn’t make sense as this kind of music only is mostly heard in the most abstract dreams.

Should you be looking for clues in other bands though, look back at the sarcastic playfulness of prog-rock musicians, King Crimson. Musical playfulness and intonation of Jakub Novák’s close to pieces of Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More). On the other hand, psychedelic atmosphere can resemble long and dark records of early Pink Floyd or deliric pieces of Miles Davis’ ensemble on Bitches Brew album. Still, Šamanovo Zboží is a phenomenon of post-modern music and looking for replicas or close similiraties with other bands is not possible.

Currently, the tribesmen of Šamanovo Zboží are Jakub Novák (vocals, guitar, theremin), Kamil Tomek (bass, back vocals), Martin Dytko (guitar, keyboards, back vocals) and Dominik Bárt (drums, drum pads). These unique musical personalities have collaborated to create the album Čtvrtá polnice, freely paraphrasing apocalyptic prophecy of st. John’s in Book of Revelations. This year you can look forward to many gigs in Czechia and some trips to Poland and Slovakia. Also – new goods are heading to the musical market!
Currently, the tribesmen of Šamanovo Zboží are Jakub Novák (vocals, guitar, theremin), Kamil Tomek (bass, back vocals), Martin Dytko (guitar, keyboards, back vocals) and Dominik Bárt (drums, drum pads). These unique musical personalities have collaborated to create the album Čtvrtá polnice, freely paraphrasing apocalyptic prophecy of st. John’s in Book of Revelations. This year you can look forward to many gigs in Czechia and some trips to Poland and Slovakia. Also – new goods are heading to the musical market!