Gênero: Progressive Rock
In 1976, a progressive "supergroup" was formed – Noor Eesti (Young Estonia). During the gigging days of Meie, Kadajas met and the then-keyboardist and leader of the band Ruja, Rein Rannap. When Rannap left Ruja out of musical disputes, the seeds of a new band was sowed. Being "sick" of guitars, Rannap put together a unique band with no guitarist, but instead, a bassoon. However, the band gigged and recorded five of its tracks during its brief one-year run. Some of the songs by Noor Eesti were indeed quite progressive and experimental, such as the complex "Sünd" (Birth) and the piano-driven "Lendav järv" (The Flying Lake) - both progressive rock classics. "Edasijõudnud inimene" (Advanced Individual) was another classic with some fine keyboard leads and a crafty "lead" bass part by Tormis -- very much in the Chris Squire (Yes) school of bass playing. However, that song showed how the humble bassoon can play a major role in a rock song, a task done successfully by Riismäe. However, one of the most unique things about the Noor Eesti sound was the voice of Kadajas. Refined even more since the days of Meie, Kadajas brought out the humour, power and emotion of the band`s complex pieces. His voice is forever immortalised in the ballad "Ühes väikses Eesti linnas" (In a Little Town), a massive hit.
Text: Tajo Kadajas