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4.25 | 432 ratings

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4 stars Musically very exciting. Even though it lacks the whole Kobaian mindset created by MAGMA it's still very 'Zeuhl' sounding with its driving rhythmic intensity and cohesiveness. Lots of color and texture with the use of different instruments.

For some reason, the flute reminded me of Bossa Nova instead of Jethro Tull like it usually does. Some times the flute isn't in tune throughout the music but I think that adds only quality to the recording. With this particular style it fits. Though I'm sure I wouldn't have been upset had the flute was in tune because I wouldn't have thought about it. I guess I'm already sure I prefer it this way. The flute in Eros and Arrakis helped bring this album up to 4 stars

The guitar work is pretty standard. Some of the guitar solos are beautiful, some of them are lacking. Usually the guitar working as an extra texture within the sound is what works best for this particular best. Some of the sounds Jean comes out with are exceptional but for the most part he's among the better the guitarists, not quite so much the one of the best guitarists.

Keys are important here though I usually prefer the organ, the piano used is much more agreeable to the atmosphere DUN tries to create. The synthesizers are interesting at best. I just like it when Bruno just jams out. Particularly in Arrakis once the song really starts kicking into gear. Definitely one of my favorite piano riffs.

Percussion is outstanding on this record. I usually find myself listening to the percussion the most on this album. The xylophone and drums bring this album up to the 4th star. Both have very intriguing passages and if they weren't played the way that they were the album would be completely different. And had the guitars and the keys been as consistent as the percussion, it could've potentially been a five-star album hands down.

Finally, the bass in this album is like the glue. It doesn't stand off but it just kinda provides an extra fullness that holds everything together. It's perfect for the sound this group seemed to be going for.

The Kobaians are mute on this one. But that doesn't stop them from making any noise :P.

Hope this review helped, good luck finding this album and enjoy it if/when you do.

jimbrown87 | 4/5 |


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