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3.98 | 35 ratings

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3 stars Short-lived quartet from Paris, gathered around flutist Michel Edelin, guitarist Pierre Chereze, bassist Pierre-Yves Sorin and drummer Didier Hauck.Triode were around since 1970 and they recorded their debut at the Studio Europa Sonor in Paris sometime in 1971.The album was titled ''On n'a pas fini d'avoir tout vu'' and was released on the Futura label.

With no singer in the picture Triode played an attractive instrumental Progressive Rock, which was equally showered by psychedelic and jazzy influences, fronted by a tireless Michel Edelin on flute and the effective, accompanying team of Chereze, Sorin and Hauck.The music is trully interesting, sometimes loose and sometimes pretty tight, with many flute solos in the vein of JETHRO TULL and some furious guitar plays, while the rhythm section is especially great during the fast paces.There are even some mellow parts with a bluesy sound and a more apparent folky color in the flute lines, which sound a bit outdtated.The focus here is on the dense pieces with the solid instrumental interactions, the freedom of Jazz in the accurate and well-executed solos and the complicated, very technical rhythm section.Incredible bass work by Sorin and frenetic drumming by Hauck complete a splendid effort of passionate instrumental Rock exhibition.Plenty of Chereze's guitar moves have a definite JAN AKKERMAN touch and certain references to FOCUS' more jazzy moments, but I guess the man had never heard of the Dutch neighbours then, we are talking about early-70's here after all.Especially nice are also some sweet interplays with a bit of melodious leanings in the process, a different side of an otherwise quite jamming band.

Triode disbanded in 1972 with Edelin releasing some personal efforts and establishing the Michel Edelin Trio/Quartet, Chereze released numerous singles and albums as a solo artist, while Pierre-Yves Sorin played as a session man next to huge names of Jazz Music and eventually teamed up again with drummer Didier Hauck on Jazz Sextet.

Freaked-out Jazz/Psych Rock with tons of flute and electric guitar moves, sounds pretty jamming for today's standards, but this was certainly a pretty fascinating album back at the time.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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