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MOEBIUS 256 301

Zanov

 

Progressive Electronic

3.68 | 12 ratings

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philippe
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3 stars Moebius is a fascinating sci-fi spacey electronic album from the french keyboarder Pierre Zalkazanov. Next to Didier Bocquet and to Bernad Xolotl the music of Zanov figures as a convincing reply to German-ish analog synth essays (Klaus Schulze and others). The instrumentation is pretty luminous, featuring a lot of eerie sounds and burgeoning cosmic waves taken from vintage keyboards. The first Zanov called Green Gray represents the pinacle of the kosmsiche synth genre. Moebius is a more modest and academic despite that it includes really elaborate synth epics. The long title piece is the less interesting piece of the album. It's made of passable synthezised orchestrations with no challenging ideas. Plénitude and An Zéro are highly achieved and original compositions alternating Schulze-like spacey meditative sounds and very effective, alchemical, haunted textures in a very dark vibe. The last minutes of Plenitude are impressively sonic and cinematic. An Zero is a moody atmospheric piece for molecular projections, monotonous synth chords and moving electronic arppegios. This album deserves a listening and remains a must have for fans of Klaus Schulze late 70's mellow surrounding sounds.
philippe | 3/5 |

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