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PERFECT COSMOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE

Fonya

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.21 | 9 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
1 stars One of the most irritating things is the link some progheads make between symphonic prog and some sort of high-energy new-age music, and Fomya is a perfect example of such musical disaster. Fonya is apparently the pet project of Chris Fournier who plays every instrument on the album, even if most of them seem to be coming out of his cheap synths. Unfortunately this type of "basement solo project" album comes fifteen a dozen, and none are worth anything more than the price of the bus ride to the first used record store to get rid of it. Be it Arrakeen, Iris, Hecenia or Fonya, the 90's are filled with this type of home- made "projects", even down to the tacky artworks on the booklet.

When Fournier says: "Pseudo concept and half-baked ideas" in his liner notes, he is most likely being overly humble and tries to avoid sounding or looking pretentious. But little does he realize that his PCP album is exactly that: "Pseudo concept and half-baked ideas". And that this kind of album is pretentious beyond belief, pompously pushing Emerson and Lake aside to take their prized throne away from them.

Of course, this is always difficult to be entirely honest about such an album without actually hurting the author (Chris Fournier and his immense labour of love he invested in such works) or sounding impolite by using words like laughable, but I do not have the patience to give this kind of project a second listen, because it is not only useless, cheesy, but completely futile, IMHO. Best avoided. Soory Chris, being honest here.

Sean Trane | 1/5 |

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