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EIDER STELLAIRE II

Eider Stellaire

 

Zeuhl

2.33 | 18 ratings

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2 stars Ring (1.) is maybe little bit like Frank Zappa or Captain Beefheart based, bluesy but upbeat and the vocals could even be Zappa, haha. Nuances and the psychedelity of the harmonies is nice and piano and experimentalism is also "nicely psychedelic" (well, there's even things I haven't previously heard, but it's hard to find them because the track (like all the others or at least thee first) is so repetitive). But this is just nice, just like Aretis, where someone's humming happy melody. Very comical and banal, though flowing and merry-go-round-gay background music. I don't really like this track - the first track one was at least proper. Kiowa Rivière de Lune (3.) is more "nothing" than these to previous, reminding me of some silent mantras. Fferyllt (4.) has more that kind of oriental feeling that started in Kiowa Rivière de Lune - more powerful melodies and this sounds like a chamber orchestra with very nice instruments, there's many adorable sounds (though some of them reminds me a little bit of lousy synths). And I like the weird fast bass drumming (or what it is..?). Not at all irritating track. Célébration de l'Eau (5.) is continuing this "mysticism", but giving only a little "glues" to the listener. This reminds me of like raga rock/indo-prog and krautrock. And now I see. this album is "psychedelic" humdrum, echoes (there's also echoes used much in this album) from a distant place, almost ambient in the experience memory. Retour des champs (6.) is very nice and very short ending for the album, some flutes. I even like the album and I almost decided to give three stars but maybe I must give only two.

But I must warn you - Eider Stellaire is also great zeuhl fusion, for example the first album, that is maybe most compact of them, and at least I recommend all the others first. Unless you think my review described it as your favourite music.

progressive | 2/5 |

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