Persona Grata at the Radio_HeadAwards #nomination #hardandheavy
“Persona Grata are pride and joy of newer national, and why not to say international progressive music scene. They formed in Bratislava, capitol of Slovakia, and with its debut offering – full-length with 6 tracks in, entitled “Reaching Places High Above”, successfully has paid attention of many genre’s authorities and reviewers. A band in fresh and modern way combine elements of so call older and newer prog tendencies, where clever and expandier arrangements includings, as same as complexive performing parts, dominates through complete album materials as well.”
Thank you timemachinemusic.org!
"I often find six track albums somewhat handy for a quick listen….only that out of these six, four are of lengths spanning between 7 and 14 minutes.
Saying that, these Bratislava boys are in the habit of peddling prog rock as it is meant to be played, deep and inventive. Having a singer who at times sounds dangerously like Eddie Vedder doesn’t disappoint on the latter. Running about amidst ambient acoustic balladry and sprightly seventies rock with feel and passion, Persona Grata have carved a deservedly respectable niche in their fifteen years.
Speed metal interludes on instrumental ‘Orient Express’ enjoy a nice lively duel against the pianos and pipes and with a variation of tempos and turns, seems not to outstay its welcome. Might just suffice to say if you enjoy Yes, Procul Harum and Porcupine Tree in a tangy fusion - as I suppose I might do also - your cup of tea awaits at your table.
Milk and sugars still advisable.”
By Dave Attrill
It’s in slovak but long story short: A very wise Lady brought her Husband to Persona Grata gig, he became our fan and dedicated one of his blog entries exclusively to describe the concert …and some other phenomenons. And he nailed it!!! :))))
Diky Jardo!You can read the blog here: