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Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

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3 stars Pelt is an unbelievable weird-psych-drone-folk-raga guitar project from Jack Rose (master of the neo Appalachian acoustic guitar style). This self title album contains a great dose of acid, lysergic buzzing drones for acoustic strings & discreet percussion parts. The opening theme is a blissed out, almost sacred buzzing raga with endless strings loops, featuring acoustic "ritualistic" percussions in a deep "cerebral" atmosphere. Really extreme epic improvisation. The others compositions are also highly inspired by india mysticism and dark , dense, sapcy abrasive acoustic ragas. Track 3 culminates the album with a trancey like experience that really takes you into paradise. It contains more variations and fabulous, always subtle arrengements. This is anti melodic music and pure harmonies. A very enchanting album with similar mental projections delivered by the classic "Pearls from the river" but not so warm and contemplative. These static micro tonal textures can easily be disconcerted for the neophyts and fans of "mainstream" progressive rock.
philippe | 3/5 |


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