poletusvinyl.jpg Kaseke: Põletus
Melodiya C60 19829 008
Recorded in 1983 (studio location not specified). Released in 1983 in an edition of 15,000 copies.
Recording Engineer: Priit Kuulberg; Artistic Direction: Priit Kuulberg; Producer: not credited.
This recording by the group Kaseke contains a virtual who's who of Estonian progressive rock and jazz-rock fusion musicians of the period. It appears that, by this time, Erkki-Sven Tüür had already left the first version of the In Spe chamber rock group. Several of the Kaseke musicians are from that same In Spe ensemble (Sibul, Metsala & Kuulberg). Sibul, Varts, Malkov and Kuulberg also played together in the theatrical rock/punk group Propeller which was led by actor/musician Peeter Volkonsky (whose ancestor appears in Tolstoy's War and Peace). If a legendary Estonian rock story is to be believed, the name of the group Kaseke (birch tree) came when Propeller group performances were banned by the then Soviet Estonian authorities. When looking for another name to appear under, the members of Propeller chanced upon a performance in Tallinn by the Beriozka Balalaika Orchestra from Moscow. The group took the Estonian translation of Beriozka (Russian for birch tree) as its name. This was a typical way to outwit the Soviet authorities at the time. The guest keyboardists on this LP were either jazz/progressive rock group leaders in their own right (Ehala, Naissoo and Tüür) or a major keyboard performer in numerous other groups (Kappel). The Erkki-Sven Tüür composition titled Põlenud Maa/Burnt Land on this release would also appear on the 1984 LP release Eesti Pop IV in a live performance from the 1983 Tartu Music Festival. On that live recording its title is given as Variant A.
Composition by Erkki-Sven Tüür
Track 9. Põlenud Maa (Burnt Land) 3:42
Guest keyboards (Track 9 only): Erkki-Sven Tüür
Members of Kaseke at the time of this recording
Riho Sibul (guitar),
Ain Varts (guitar),
Peeter Malkov (flute) Note: This is the same Peeter Malkov who would later perform and record Erkki-Sven Tüür's classical works for flute, see also his CD Inner Monologue.
Mart Metsala (synthesizers),
Priit Kuulberg (bass guitar),
Andrus Vaht (drums).
Margus Kappel (guest keyboards Track 1),
Olav Ehala (guest keyboards Track 3),
Tõnu Naissoo (guest keyboards Track 8),
Erkki-Sven Tüür (guest keyboards Track 9).
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