"David in particular is one of the most innovative and driven young guitarists on the scene today."”

— Pat Mastelotto - King Crimson

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Music based on the use of drones, or the delays that need to be archetypal for Japan, India and Australia, spread in Europe in the 20th century thanks to minimalism, alternative rock and electronic music. But since 1958, when the American La Monte Young introduced his Trio for Strings, a lot of water has passed. Through John Cale, Terry Riley, Klaus Schulz, Brian Eno, the Biosphere, but also George Crumb and his Black Angels and Henry Górecký's string quartets, the drone has spread to contemporary progressive music. But only some can use it freshly and with extraordinary suggestion. Listen to new "coronavirus" recordings by David Kollar. They will penetrate all the pores of your body, shake you, fill you with humility and defiance, heal and arouse ... 

Jan Hocek 
(Jazzport, HIS Voice, skjazz.sk)


The Television and Film Academy in Slovakia has decided that the best film music in 2019 has been composed by David Kollar. 
The music for the movie Punk is Now! you can see live. Watch the concerts.

10/10 Progressive Music Planet! 

David Kollar is a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist from Slovakia. While his name might not be one you know, if you have listened to Steven Wilson’s song Detonation or no-man’s tune Love You To Bits (Bit 4), you have heard his amazing guitar work.  

Mr. Kollar has his own wonderful music to present to the world. His latest album is called Sculpting in Time, where the energy of those guitar solos is focused into music of a more jazzy or modern classical nature but isn’t restricted to those labels. 

This album opens with the track Tendre Lundi, a flowing guitar/trumpet interplay. The first steps of the journey begin here. 

The Path gives the listener a bit of dubby bass and effects paint the music. A rest stop on the journey, offering a different view of the sounds. 

A bit of poetry leads off the tune Prisoner of Time, and it carries the listener into intense guitar tonality – a challenge on this audio trip that ultimately arrives to a peaceful expanse of keyboards. 

The closing track, Balada for Jozef, features intercommunication between guitar and horn, a fond remembrance of what has been. 

In our world, everything is connected. We may not see the threads, but they are there. Many people view music from other parts of the world as different. The bedrock is the same, all musicians just add their unique fingerprints to it. 

Music is a universal that brings us together. 

Mr. Kollar’s work here will capture your ears and carry them along. 

Give Sculpting In Time a listen.. 

Rating: 10/10 

1. Tendre Lundi 
2. At Dusk 
3. A.T. 
4. Episode 1. 
5. Sick Doll’s Dream 
6. Episode 2. (Johan) 
7. Deeper to the Fog 
8. The Path 
9. Episode 3. 
10. Reflections 
11. Sunlight 
12. Prisoner of Time 
13. B. 639 
14. Balada for Jozef 

The Players: 

David Kollar – El. guitars, Ronroco, Guitalele, Electronics, Synth, Sound Processing, Bass, Vocal 12 
Erik Truffaz – Trumpet 1, 2, 12,14 
Arve Henriksen – Trumpet 5,10,12 
Pat Mastelotto – Poetry reading 12 
Christian Fennesz – guitar, synth, electronics 11

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