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3.00 | 7 ratings

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3 stars A couple of tracks that would later appear as bonuses on their 1977 album. I managed to listen via Youtube and the quality is a little rough but not sure whether that's the recording or the uploader so I won't hold it against them

There's definitely some Zeuhl influence here with the sporadic vocals, but both tracks are very much in the Jazz Fusion realm and very similar in style. The clear difference from early Magma is the presence of a violin right from the off which is the loudest instrument in the lineup. Keyboard also Jazz style. Vocals are lyric-free melody just occasionally adding to the ensemble rather than being a focal point in any way.

The two tracks are very similar, jazz jams with occasional bridges offered by the violin. The title track though does calm down in the middle for a short 'Pink Panther' style section from the bass + violin before picking the jamming back up again.

Worth ten minutes of your time for a pretty decent bit of jazz fusion but if you're looking for a hidden gem of Zeuhl nothing to see here.

bartymj | 3/5 |


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