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5 stars GAZPACHO is one of the groups that has carved out a place for itself in the melodic and atmospheric and symphonic and melancholic spleen, rock art universe! A feat of resisting all the drifts and the young wolves who try to do as well. GAZPACHO is releasing here its 11th album in nearly 20 years, at a gap between baroque art and intense hypnotic variation; this is where they are strongest, not hesitating to embark on beautiful eidolic dreams interspersed with metaphysical questions. GAZPACHO only looks like himself and let's take a closer look.

"Space Cowboy" begins the album with one of the 2 masterpieces and a dreamlike movement juggling between chaotic breaks and phases of a heartbreaking hypnotic sweetness, symphonic breaks with choirs ' la Carl ORFF, the dark and dantesque finale, a title which makes me put it directly in loop, it will be difficult to review the other titles, short, lively, explosive, a progressive continuation as we imagine more of it nowadays and which almost makes you forget the heavy words on the sexual tendencies which inhabit us. "Hourglass" and the 1st of the three triptychs revealing a majestic ballad with piano and violin, touches of notes evoking purity and sweetness, a title allowing to recover from the first title without a doubt. "Firewalker" or the album hit for a playful, pop, bass tune that does its job to highlight Jan's voice; little musical break then return to this celestial voice, fiery, catchy title, at times the voice of Lana DEL REY comes back to me for the charming and mischievous side of slipping between the notes! Good, a title which denotes a little but which is good. "Antique" sets off again on GAZPACHO stamped GAZPACHO, slow and heavy rhythmic, a crescendo on the piano and voice which is only waiting to fly away, a cello comes to move even more, we get closer in fact to the angelic sound with questions about our very existence, the depth goes with the crystalline notes, the base of the depressive oxymoron with a little abyssal clarity in this world of darkness. "Sapien" or extra-sapien for the cosmic flight of this track, minimal and muffled intro, pending tempo, hypnotic rhythmic which concludes with the second great title of this album; a dreamlike title made up of climbs, explosions, climates, atmospheres rather than solos and deluges of notes; sometimes I find there the most beautiful notes of a MUSE in its progressive tendency, sometimes the rhyme of a MARILLION which haunts through this mirror like a soulless ghost.

GAZPACHO struck a big blow by mixing up some of his old albums, some dancing, others melancholy, others still oozing musical and identity questions about our future; a huge album I'm writing. A concept album in 5 parts that you listen to in one go, either with the two long tracks in the end, or as on the CD; be careful not to be controlled remotely by members of the group; also be careful to keep a landmark in your room so as not to leave indefinitely in their musical space where you will no longer be a ghost himself haunted by his personality disorders. GAZPACHO also owes its aura through the voice of Jan, this melancholy 6th instrument which is meant to be soothing and which allows you to plunge into this musical gap between progressive rock, alternative, depressive, melancholic and bewitching: immense, spectacular, poignant.

alainPP | 5/5 |


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