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3.31 | 27 ratings

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2 stars I am investigating different subgenres among newly released albums and the electronic genre is very new to me. Zanov is an electronic artist whose real name is Pierre Zalkazanov, so Zanov is a cool short form of his name. He is actually not a new artist. I guess people who like this subgenre know the name for sure. He videlicit made three prog albums in the seventies and eighties: "Green day"(76), "Moebius:256301"(77) and "In course of time"(83) which all have got good ratings here. I guess this year's "Virtual Future" is just as good as them. Thirtyone years after the third one came this one which cover is very futuristic. Just like Hibernal's record about Replacements we see a head of a human robot on Zanov's record. I admit it is aestethic and the zanov sign too.

The music is totally electronic and zanov himself plays all instruments which are different forms of synthesizers. I prefer this before some form of psychadelic music because this contains definitely melodies and interesting themes to notice. But the majority of the songs are more like atmospheric structures anyway. The record is well produced and it sounds good, even if I have very hard to apreciate it. It's not my world of music unfortunately. Some pieces here are preferable such as "The final cut"(6/10) and "Very far"(6/10) but the rest, how well composed they apparently are, don't appeal to me. Neither bad nor good according to my opinion. I feel though that folks who enjoy the futuristic electronics from the seventies should like this too. My average rating ends att 2.5 stars which I have to round off down to two stars.

DrömmarenAdrian | 2/5 |


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