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3.85 | 153 ratings

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4 stars A quite experimental effort that draws inspiration from avantgarde, King Crimsonique 70's dark prog rock and vocal theatricity of Ange and original ingredients that I could not attribute to other bands or artists.

Rhythm section with bass guitar and drums sound well and it is the guitar and keyboard textures in the background that offer remote comparison to King Crimson.

French language is much more convincing than English in one song.

I like most instrumental parts with aggressive guitar and subtle keyboards such as the second part of "Le Chamadere".

"Piano Caveau" has logically much binding to a solo piano and is very different from the first song but turns into an irregular perfectly gloomy pattern with bass-guitar solo and ominous

percussions. Organ mixed with synth having a sound of digital piano offer a nice sound mixture. Not sure if it is a Melotron but more like an organ in the background.

"In the screen side of your eyes" sounds like a balland in the beginning before turning into a speedy and Crimsonisque organ. Noteworthy is flute enrichment.

"Toutes ces images" has a Genesis guitar in it and evolves into a jazzy Canterbury fury in the end.

"La guepe" combines nice instrumental passages with edge-sounding vocal experimentation.

"Final" is a breathtaking intensive progressive rock workout sounding so much French (compare to Shylock).

For the brave experimentation and solid musicianship, this album deserves 4 stars.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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