Exposé Online banner

Lester Palocsay — Baby Data Drop
(Cog Factory COG007, 1991/2000, CD)

by Jon Davis, Published 2001-03-01

Baby Data Drop Cover art

The music on this disc was originally recorded from 1984 to 1990. Nothing is provided in the way of musician credits, but judging from the sound of it, Palocsay worked on his own. Most of the tracks consist of keyboard chords, generally with a wobbly sort of tone, and often without much in the way of melody. There is a demo quality about the whole thing, or not even “demo” – more like a guy messing around with his keyboards while the tape is running. There are some good ideas, but without any further development, you’re left with “that was a nice chord change” and then back to usual. On “deDance” the interlocking organ parts approach the kind of effect League of Gentlemen had, but the plodding drums and annoying vocals overshadow any interest the organ creates. There’s a fine line between lo-fi charm and pure ineptness, and Palocsay spends a little too much time on the wrong side of it to provide much enjoyment. I don’t doubt that he is capable of producing good music, perhaps in a band setting, but this set rarely rises above self-indulgent noodling.


Filed under: Archives, Issue 21, 2000 releases, 1991 recordings

Related artist(s): Lester Palocsay

Latest news

2018-02-18
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

2018-02-15
10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

2018-02-14
Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

2018-01-30
Bill Bruford Ventures into Uncharted Territory – Drum master Bill Bruford, veteran of some of the most creative bands in history (King Crimson, Yes, Genese, etc.), is sharing some of what he's learned about being a drummer and a musician in his new book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer, out on University of Michigan Press. » Read more

2018-01-18
Christian Burchard RIP – Multi-instrumentalist Christian Burchard, who founded the seminal band Embryo in 1969, has died at the age of 71. His January 17 passing was announced on the band's Facebook page. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Quikion - Ramadan – Latest evidence of what a strange and wonderful world we live in: a Japanese group called Quikion based on accordion, concertina, bouzouki, psaltery, toy instruments – oh, and a bit of acoustic...  (2005) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues