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Lazuli - Réponse Incongrue À L'Inéluctable CD (album) cover




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3.69 | 56 ratings

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4 stars Following up the excellent En Avant Doute, Lazuli's new album retains and develops upon their characteristic sound. The compositions are longer and more complex, and the band has drawn on some interesting influences. In particular, On Nous Ment Comme On Respire has a Middle Eastern rhythm to it and uses recorded voices (George Bush, among others) in a way that might remind some of another French band, DEMIANS. Similarly, Toujours Un Gars Sur Un Pont strays into electronic territory with some interesting beats. Meanwhile, songs like Abime and Aimants would have fitted comfortably onto En Avant Doute and are perhaps a sign of the limitations of trying to hold on to such a distinctive sound (although both songs are excellent).

Overall, the album has many qualities and is surely Lazuli's most ambitious effort to date. Unfortunately, it doesn't leave me feeling as satisfied as its predecessor does (although this is more a reflection of how good En Avant Doute is). Réponse Incongrue A L'inéluctable is therefore a perfectly congruous response to the inevitable task of following up the band's second album. Lazuli remain one of the most original sounding bands in the Archives today.

Warren | 4/5 |


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