Music Frames – Postfolklor review from the Nederlands

PONK, they come from the Czech Republic and play some new folk experience. They mix and mingle folk with pop and funk. Of course, it’s been done more often, but PONK puts it more confident into an epoch of motion where the audience listens to lovely folk orientated delights.
In 2015 the CD ‘Postfolklor’ has already been released but now the album is also available in the Netherlands. PONK is a band from Moravia (eastern Czech Republic), founded in 2013 and two years later the trio releases their début album. Innovative (traditional) folk with main instrument, the cimbalom which emits a distinctive sound with it’s characteristic and quirky twinkling music. That’s also small pitfall of this album with a bit too much lingers to the cymbal-color and you might long for one or two songs without this plucking instrument. There is double bass, violin, guitar and effects added with strikingly beautiful vocal harmonies which are tight and striking. And, although no percussion is used on this album, the music is very rhythmic which is mainly determined by the cymbal, sometimes funky and tasty virtuoso (Yanyczko). PONK easily puts old traditional music back into the musical arena, where it belongs, so that the audience can enjoy it. Great sparkling music!