Totally unknown band from Slovakia,formed in 1993 by musicians Miroslav Fedor (bass), Jozef Stefanatný (guitar, guitar synthesizer),
and Ivan Geso (drums) with influences coming from progressive rock,jazz,funk and classical music.
They recorded their first demo a year later and by the second and third demos (recorded in 1996 and 1997 respectively) they filled their sound with keyboards,recruiting Lubos Tomascik.
Tomascik left the band to be replaced by Alexander Čupka on percussions and Tatiana Siládiová on saxes.This quintet recorded
AKO DOMA's eponymous instrumental debut,released in 1999 by Mellow Records.
Their musicianship is quite avant-sounding with obvious jazz
and soul leanings and weird guitar synthesizer work.
Tatiana's saxophone leads the way with smooth playing over
the rhythm section or nice interactions with the guitars and the bass.
Jozef Stefanatný plays some great solos here and there to fill their work with somekind of melody.
Some of the tracks have straight jazz references,based on improvisated saxes,up-tempo percussions,difficult bass lines
and obscure changing grooves and instrument soloing.
However ''Ako doma'' isn't a jazz-rock album by any means,thus it contains enough elements from avant-garde music and evident influences from mid-70's/early-80's KING CRIMSON's style to
stand as a mixed release of totally different styles and colours.
The trully short album (less than 30 minutes) is followed by AKO DOMA's 22-min. demo ''Hrdzavenie'' from 1997,which features a
less dark/jazzy and richer sound,as it is dominated by grandiose keyboards,lots of guitar synthesizers,interesting guitar solos and some light pianos and violins here and there,to result an
absolutely fascinating soundscape.
Both the official release and the demo are more than interesting,
so AKO DOMA are definitely a band to watch.
Heading to lovers of underground yet varied progressive sounds!
released January 31, 1999
- Miroslav Fedor: bass
- Jozef Stefanatný: guitar
- Ivan Geso: drums
- Tatiana Siládiová: saxophone
- Alexander Čupka: percussion
- Roman Harvan: cello