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Runaway Totem



3.52 | 30 ratings

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1 stars I truly don't understand why this band is filed under zheul music. There is nothing that can be linked with Gentle Giant, Magma and Area. In terms of composition, everything is poor :

1- repetitive in the bad sense of the term (when MAGMA repeat a full section, there are additional elements and a transe is created: here bad loud conceived sections are repeated in order to elongate the titles)

2- harmonically weak for classic prog listeners (the study of harmony is not an option if you want to surprise the listener).

3- not really well played (the rythm section has to work the verticallity, breaks are not improved) and sunged : it's under the technical base level required.

4- soft : because of the previous elements, nothing new appears, all is previsible and always too long.

5- not enough dense

I advise people who don't know zheul music to listen to Magma, One Shot, Weidorje, Potemkine, Art Zoyd. This band is definitely not Zeuhl ! And in my opinion, really too weak!

pwawrzyn | 1/5 |


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