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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 40 | volume VIII | January-February, 2005



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 40January-February, 2005
Sound Reviews

Let the One with Ears Hear! Or: Politically incorrect music

Mizar, third revelation: Kobna ubavina

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Krum Velkov

Hey you don' t help them to bury the light
    Don't give in without a fight.
    (Pink Floyd: “Hey You”, The Wall)

    It is not only the musical side of the Kobna ubavina (Terrible Beauty) album that inspired me to write an emotional text. True, I discover an exceptional combination of harmonies and melodies in it (which is the only thing that interests me and touches me when it comes to music). Pure music is pure emotion, or: a noble passion. This gives a moral justification to the paradox: that it is a piece of music, more than all expert intellectualizations and philosophical declarations in Macedonia these last years, more than any of them, that I am inspired by the cause of this album, its ideological and artistic concept, its philosophical background, the poetic-symbolical power of the lyrics, and most of all – its fierce political involvement. This is what happens when the two key elements of a creative work meet at one place: artistic talent (emotion, that is, love, understood as agape) and pure idea (reason, as an embodiment of the cognitive being of man, in a Plato-like meaning). Plus honesty, courage and knowledge to tell things directly when truth is in question, and metaphorically when poetry sings. Kobna ubavina “got me on” terribly.
    So, less and less things in Macedonia are inspiration, and more and more are conspiracy. We all witness and participate the dying of a civilization we know and were built from. This is the reason why we can not see its full agony. We are inside and we contribute to it. We can not understand that there is too much esthetics and too little beauty. A small difference at first sight, but one with enormous spiritual consequences.
    This work is so “politically incorrect” (code of the world oligarchy that covers everything that is not mainstream, that is, poor in mind, in all areas of society, music included) and antagonistic towards the false reality that we live under the political and spiritual dictatorship of Leviathan called international community, which is by far more efficient than the crazy fundamentalist threats of anthrax, for example. Ironically, and maybe not, if we sent Kobna ubavina to the bugged offices of the bureaucratic rats of Brussels, Washington and London, and if they understood it, there would not be more than three days before some trained monkey with diplomatic manners came to recommend not to

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