|Majer's Brake Tables|
MBT band produced CD named Gabréta. Members of the band say that visions and imaginations evoked by music and text could be stronger than drug hallucinations. They ask listener's fantasy for cooperation by means of pleasant and melodic music. Guitar and mandolin player Petr Linhart says that their songs contain experiences from a nature, unusual landscape and phenomenon on the sky. It is such strange homeland study. A name of a title song - Gabréta - comes from a very old name of a part of mountains north of Danube river. You can find it even on the Ptolemaios map. Northern part of the mountains called Sudeta was a range of boars and southern part called Gabréta was a range of Capricorn's that probably comes from Celtic. The song Gabréta talkies about traditions because there are plenty of archaeological monuments at that place. Their songs can help to open the way to listener's fantasy. It could be return to childhood which is natural and "clean". Adults are sometimes too much important.
|Andrea Landovská - vocal|
|Petr Linhart - guitar, mandolin, vocal|
|Vít Kahle - saxophone, clarinet|
|Antonín Bernard - violin, violonocello, bass guitar|
During the communist regime they played big-beat. Petr Linhart says that twenty years old people often think of some black and gloomy things,
but a few years later it is gone. After political changes in 1989 there was another reason to stop being frowning.
Vladimir Vlasak, MF Dnes, 19.6.1996
Majerovy brzdové tabulky (MBT) is one of the Czech bands that is difficult to determine according to its style. Its inspirations are native and Celtic folklore and Middle Ages melodies. Music of MBT has clear structure. Its endeavour to describe an atmospheres more important than some dots at the music paper. Unconcreteness and games with common but beautiful words and their unusual combinations give an unique atmosphere. That is the atmosphere of heathen rites, goblin's celebrations or early evening meditations at a court of an old castle ruin. Music of MBT is not only unusual but very magic as well.
Ondrej Bezr, Audio Video Revue, 6/96
I have a passion for the unconventional and the obscure, so when a group
claiming Celtic inspiration, whose name means „Majer's Brake Disks," releases
an album, I'm intrigued. Majerovy brzdové tabulky is a four-piece band
who translate their ethnic consciousness into sound, and do it in a most
unexpected way. This is not an album of reels, jigs and songs that one
associates with the music of Scotland and Ireland. It is more in the vein
of that modern ambient sound that has come to be called „Celtic music".
The reviewer, an Irish musician, plays with Púca Rua (formerly Celtic Rej).