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3.12 | 49 ratings

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2 stars I had no idea what to really expect from this, but already being a fan of two Magma efforts, this thing absolutely subceded (as opposed to superceded or exceded) my expectations.

I had no idea why I didn't go into INEDITS knowing it was a live recording; I think I realized it when I first heard the album. I'm not even ten seconds into the first track and the sound quality is already pretty bad. Weak would be a perfect characterisation of the sound.

Even then, I can't get into any of the music. Most of this sounds like bland, generic fusion. Granted Magma had jazz fusion elements on earlier albums, say 1001 DEGREES CENTIGRADE, here, the fusion is just so boring that it's really hard for me to listen to this in one go. Sometimes, the blandness gets in the way of what goes on instrumentally. Like when a bass solo occurs, I don't go ''WOW, that's an AWESOME bass thing!!'' because my mind isn't there at the time. Instead, the solo will have gone on for a minute already, then I exclaim, ''Wait, there a bass solo? When did this happen?!?'' This feeling happens throughout much of the album.

I can only recall the first vocal bits of ''Opus 3'' and the opening of ''Gamma''. Nothing else sticks out musically. I'm still trying to get the bitter taste out of my mouth as every other Magma album I've heard thus far is insanely good.

Sinusoid | 2/5 |


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