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Jean Guérin


Progressive Electronic

4.44 | 5 ratings

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5 stars An amazing "puzzling" musical mutation.

We can call Jean as another vanguard or one of the most prolific comets upon Progressive Electronic turf in early 1970s. Exaggerating electronic square blended with free avantgarde jazz mainly influenced by Bernard VITET and Jean Paul RONDEPIERRE (trumpet). Jean's inorganic electronic world carries suggestion of hot blood created by all free jazz commune around him definitely, and this is just the reason why this album is one of the giants not only as an Electronic but also as a Free-Jazz.

From the very beginning of the first track "Triptik 2", freakout trumpet explosion is blended with electronic percussive weirdness. Some complicated electronic fusion (namely confusion) with pleasant electric tribalism can be heard upon the latter, and 'Bernard + Jean Paul' duo's funky trumpet play is finely entangled with the electro-ism. I'm afraid there might be somebody who say this would be such a mismatched couple but I never feel so. His electronic sound technology over 40 years ago was not good indeed, but who cares? Hot, enthusiastic "real" instruments are well harmonized with Jeanlectronic with less realism, and massively bold sound development and dynamic mixture infusion into our brain should be done by all of them.

In collaboration with Bernard, Jean's free-jazzy electronic treasure door is opened more widely. His tunic vision is filled with variation of musical genre I see ... and launched every artificial product matured with musical / electrical / technological essence from all angles. Sometimes can get bubbling psychedelia, and sometimes sensitive female scat voices by Fran'ois ... his electro-movements give us something a tad sensual or trippy, with not only distorting but cool, jolly texture. Sounds like we could be drenched in a warmth of fruity (but dry) sherry or be sent deeply beneath a mechanic water, case by case.

Obviously this creation must be called not only as a point mutation in Free Jazz world but as the advanceguard in Progressive Electronic scene nowadays. A star shooting excessive brilliance even now, regardless of a stuff almost half a century ago.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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