Máj v dubnu
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Ty Syčáci - Rock'n'Roll by the mature
If "Máj v dubnu" (May in April) is considered to be a song album, than "Lék a jed" (Medicine and Poison) is considerably more musical, listenable and, in a way, mature. One can feel from the album that the band made a move towards homogeneity, balancing the roles of three musicicans. The result is thus product of one organism, rather then the sum of three individuals. The organicity of individual instruments has been even strengthened since "Máj v dubnu"; nevertheless they have more space, which results in pleasurable feeling of overall slight dirtiness. This holds true not only for the guitars of Frohlich and Zavadil, but also for Váša´s words and singing...
(Hynek Just, 27. 6. 2001)
When Indies records released the first album of Váša´s new group Ty Syčáci last year, it was a revelation. It was obvious on first hearing that Máj v dubnu (Indies 2000) was something unheard-of in these areas of pop-music, and critics started surmising whether and to what extent the new Váša´s group is a successor of the legendary ones. The answer is not so difficult as it might seem: As a matter of course, Váša´s attitude, expression, vocabulary, musical exhibition, background, etc. follows the space he had already gained, enriching it by new experiences including the mentioned solo poetic attack (...) The second album captured exactly the moment in which the creative power of Ty Syčáci fully developed, even more, when they started discovering new possibilities of both inspiration and genre diversification and when the serriedness of the trio was even more compact. I consider Váša to be an author that can produce a response, which he did, so the floodgates of his fantasy could be open wide. If Váša´s musical/poetic attack was located somewhere between Hendrix and Stravinsky, I would underline also E. F. Burian, composer, singer and creator of voice band, who is nowadays unfortunately unappreciated...
(Z. K. Slabý, 2001)