It took about seven years before Percival Schuttenbach released a second full length, the EP Postrzyżyny was a quick one, it took only three years. Their previous album was a really nice one, with al lot of Slavic influences, mainly caused by the female vocals, a lot of ethnic instruments and a somewhat jazzy feel at some place.
Their new EP starts with the song Okrutna Pomska and again we get this nice Slavic female vocals which give this song a nice touch. This time the album starts with a very catchy song, which is a much nicer start, it immediately grabs your attention.
And the second track Svantevit is also a nice catchy one. Their style seemed to have changed a bit. It has become a bit harder. In Svantevit there are even some grunts. The nice catchy flutes are a nice add in this one.
In Satanael the weird influences seem to come back, but it remains much more catchy. The song is very nicely composed with all kind of vocals and a nice devilish feel. Even the strings seem possessed.
Rodzanice is a highly folk-influenced song, with nice Slavic vocals en a nice folky melody.
As can expected of a song with the title Hymn Watahy this one is nice and easy. This also male vocals take part in the folk-part of the song. This song has nice male vocals which are a nice contrast with flutes.
And also Buba has this high level of folk, but it is a lot heavier then the previous song.
This EP Postrzyżyny differs from the previous album at a few points. It starts with very catchy songs, it sounds a bit heavier and it lacks all the jazzy touches. I liked this jazzy touches in the previous album, but I don’t miss them at all at this one. This album contains a large number of very strong songs. Percival Schuttenbach managed to keep their unique style but made a much stronger album with Postrzyżyny, especially the catchy songs are very nice, they make this album a very good one!
- Okrutna Pomska
- Hymn Watahy