Rachot Metamorphosis (CZ/Ö/TÜ,1999)****'
airplay show5: Tr.1, “Unterm Teppich” 2 min, Tr.8, “Karusell” 5 min
This early chamber music rock album by Metamorphosis sounds very dynamic and energetic, like a drifted contemporary music tango between the instruments (guitar, cello and violin), with calmer moments kept up by the wildest. Here and there “aggressive” vocal shifts are added as extra peaks, leading to words/song/shouting directions, which give as much as anything else directions. The vividness makes this release something rather unique, which is even present in the calmest moments. This shows a high level of contemporary music composition, even when having much energy of drifting with its energy away, this is a quality of young people. The complex guitar driven ideas amongst other things show intelligent craftsmen, where cello and violin find different pronunciations and punctuations, before energizing the whole. "Popsong" is a real "popsong" with a beautiful chamber arrangement. Highly recommended !
The group travelled, played and composed between Austria and Czech republic and had at first Czech, Austrian and a Turkish member (Martin Alacam, Christoph Pajer, Richard Deutsch and Julide Canca). When Julide Canca had to return to Istanbul cello player Christof Rothaler, replaced him. Together they recorded their debut album "Contaminated Chamber Music", in Prague, and released it in 1999 on the Czech label Rachot/Behemot. This is their second edition.