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EROS

Dün

 

Zeuhl

4.24 | 346 ratings

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FruMp
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5 stars I'm sure like many people here I was quite dismissive of the zeuhl genre because I had heard some of magma's works and didn't really enjoy them, then on a whim I decided to get Eskaton's 4 visions album and this album and they quickly became 2 of my favourite albums of all time.

DUN's first and unfortunately only album is a fantastic piece of music, it's such a shame that a group of such talented musicians would come together record such an amazing album then promptly disband anyway I guess we should be thankful they released this excellent album. Eros is not for the faint of heart, with dense technical and often oppressive melodies it is a demanding piece of music, it does have quite a few relatively light moments though but minor and diminished tonality is almost always prevalent in the music (which is primarily instrumental). It's hard to single out a highlight track due to the amazing variance in the music but if I had to I would choose the title track eros with it's beautiful flute, frightened bass harmonics and frenetic jamming would be worthy.

The instrumentation on this album is fantastic as it is in most zeuhl with 3 layers, the drums and percussion obviously providing a beat, the guitar and flute being the melodic part and the bass and piano contributing the meat and potatoes as I like to call it rhythm and drive. As you might expect from a zeuhl album the drums and percussion are the best of the lot. Xylophone features heavily in Eros in all of the songs and it adds a great deal to the music as it incorporates both a percussive and a melodic element, the drums are quite jazzy and syncopated and as mentioned before top notch. The guitar in this album is superb and it really deserves to be acknowledged as it is easy to overlook in this type of music and it's amazingly hard to play guitar well for this kind of music, it often interplays with. The piano and bass work very well together, I particularly like the bass, it has a very fat and groovy tone and adds a tremendous amount to the music.

Eros is a masterpiece of avant-garde music, highly recommended to anyone who enjoys challenging music, instrumental prog and even symphonic prog, fans of bands like ATLAS, ESKATON and I might even go as fat to say FANTOMAS would enjoy this album.

FruMp | 5/5 |

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