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GÖRLITZ

Pulsar

 

Symphonic Prog

3.35 | 45 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I was not really laudatory about " Bienvenue Au Conseil D'Administration", the band's previous album and even if this album is not as strong as their first three albums, some perfume of them can be smelled here.

The central part of this album is of course the the title track. This twenty minutes piece of music is a complex song with different themes. The spacey atmosphere is mixed with harder sounds at times, but the problem is that it will never really kicks off. nor overwhelm the listener like during some wonderful sections of "Halloween" for instance. Pleasant all the way though but too little great passages are featured to make it a great song. Being the vocal or intrumental parts.

"Fin De Voyage" is so close from this mood that it could have been integrated into "Görlitz".

"Pulsar" will even investigate the French rock mood (like "Ange during "Vu D'Un Chien"). Needless to say that it is far from being great. "Naufrage" is the weakiest of all from this album. And I still wonder if bands do it on purpose with the choice of their title. Because naufrage means wreck. I bet you !

More theatric vocals during the acoustic and peaceful "Pour Un Autre Départ". A short and break lacking of inspiration, I guess. Still better than "Autour De Toi" which is similar to "Naufrage" and remains an averagee French rock song.

"Tara" is fully in the ambient style and closes this average album. The band will enter into a looooooong lethargy. They will get back together almost twenty years later for a better release than this one.

If you except "Görlitz", this album has not very much to offer. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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