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3 stars Mostly hypnotic electronic motifs & rhythms combined to Pinhas' Robert Fripp guitar imitation. This is not a classic but an important contribution in French electronic rock explorations. Consequently this is in the direct line of "Electronic Guerilla" but much more achieved with a few original attempts. "Allez Teia" is certainly the most recommended effort for those who enjoy Richard Pinhas' guitar style. Most of compositions feature nice extended, repetitive & moving musical pictures. Not so far from Eno/Fripp collaboration but more aggressive with a great intensity and a rather "stoned" atmosphere. "In the wake of king Fripp" is a fine variation of Pinhas' solo guitar work accompanied by atmospheric Mellotron textures and guitar arpeggios. Some tracks as "Moebius" features some allusions to the French RIO avant prog scene in its freaky, inventive proportion. "Aphanisis" is a surprising guitar composition in a relative acoustic, classical style. It shows us a new and great side of Pinhas' possibilities. An honest, convinced release one year before their seminal "Agneta Nilsson".
philippe | 3/5 |


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