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4 stars Hooray. POIL have overturned the establish soundscape of avantgarde progressive. They claimed they'd got quite influenced by Zappa or several classic artists like Chopin or Stravinsky, and an adviser from moviedom Chaplin, and we can enjoy their cinema show here as they say.

The first "Tronche Cul" sounds like Zappa meets Zeuhl Emperor Magma and a Japanese post-punk bizarre Aburadako. Firstly felt we could dance to their songs (but actually cannot lol) ... guess their pop, punksy atmosphere with experimental complexity (too tough for us to follow completely!) should remind us something like danceable grooves. Their "Zeuhl-ish" mysterious words are funky, funny, which should be just suitable for their punky basal sounds. All stuffs sound very cynical but very addictive for us, whilst we feel innovative call via their magical soundscape off the top of our head.

The following track "Trouille Cosmique" can exactly be called as a musical vertigo, let me say. Frequent kaleidoscopic development with colourful sounds is very attractive and allusive to their explosive ideas. Sometimes launch RIO-ish funky scratches like Zamla Mammaz Manna, and sometimes heavy, swift sound sandwiches with delirious synthesizer machine-gun shoots like Yes or EL&P ... such a theatrical melody hotchpotch with eccentricity, versatility definitely delivers a decisive addiction that makes us happy and pleasant. Really cannot help feeling they could play strictly on stage (of course believe they can do!).

Third track (and a masterpiece in this album?) "Dins O Cuol" ... the title is something nasty and dirty, with their crazy intelligence ... And hey, the intelligence can be heard here there and everywhere in this stuff, where are flooded with mischievous sounds and jokey voices liable to launch not seriousness but sound malformation to us. Interesting though. In the last "Les Vilain Mandarin" (the latter part sounds like their kitty play btw) we can feel their magnificent sound-seasoned outrage. Yeah outrageous indeed. As the title says, they might uglify "typical" avantgarde rock opera, with scattered percussive passion. Quite fit for singing about "the exit or the entrance of your a*****e" and their music lifestyle itself.

A distorted phantasie created by POIL. Anyway, they've played on stage of FREAKSHOW (in Wurzburg) with my best friend band Djamra in September 2013 ... wish I could have attended this show and got immersed in their soundscape indeed.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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