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VIVA BOMA

Cos

 

Canterbury Scene

4.20 | 135 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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5 stars The enhancement of the music character that Daniel Schell had created enchanted the listener enough with the idea. The element of the music character at which they tried to aim at the time of Classroom that existed as a band of the antecedent of this Cos and the absorbed music tried to be expressed indeed well as a sound of the band.

1st albums of them who had been announced in 1974 might already have had one established part as a field. The influence of the music that the element that they had been declaring included had an indeed variegated part.

The listener will be able to listen to various elements exactly for their music characters. The music character that gave musical an original interpretation though it centered on Zeuhl and Canterbury Scene and was created might have been exactly acknowledged as establishment of one by Cos.

Content of 1st albums of men who followed the flow and the idea from Classroom that was their antecedents was albums where individuality and the sense shone indeed. The music character to arrange the sound and the composition that there is diversity in POP and avant- garde's elements everywhere might have been conspicuous in the band from Belgium. However, the music character of the band that has been established has succeeded in the further construction of evolution, abundant ideas, and the refined music with this "Viva Boma" announced from 1st album after two years.

The idea that Daniel Schell creates evolves further and is reflected in this album. And, an acute angle song of Pascale Son might be considerably refined compared with 1st album and acquire certain advancement and power of expression. And, familiar, because of take an active part with Aksak Maboul deep Marc Hollander participates in this album. His activity might have decided the perfection of this album.

The music character that they were declaring and the part influenced increase originality further and are expressed by this album. Height of composition power of tune. And, the idea exactly calculated. And, it is continuous of the sound that the genre is not specified. Diversity of music done by original interpretation. They splendidly develop the element surely succeeded from 1st album. A little experimental element had gone out strongly for the music of men who had them listen in 1st album. A loose part in a good meaning might be excluded though POP and avant-garde's flows had already been established and the composition power of the overall advanced greatly by this album.

Point that idea of each tune has succeeded to some degree as impression of this album. And, ensemble is established. In addition, song of Pascale Son that increases elegant part. The composition of the album that took the element of sound in Canterbury and original POP from 1st album further and progressed might have received one the top by this work. Making the sound of the wind instrument and the keyboard might be refined further and increase variety. It is possible to listen to good development and the idea as the band from this album of Cos that exists as a band with a peculiar music character in the band in Belgium exactly.

"Perhaps Next Record" has the flow that adds the part of POP that they think about by multiusing an electronic rhythm. Shining rhythm and melody exactly show the start of this album. The refined sound is connected with the following at once.

As for "Viva Boma", the song of elegant Pascale Son twines round the rhythm with the element of ethnical. The refined performance might evolve greatly. The band constructs an original melody and the rhythm in union. The sound with extremely elegant twining of the guitar and sound of the keyboard is expressed. However, the originality of the band might be consistent. And, the flow causes the flow with diversity as an album while continued.

"Nog Verder" starts by a beautiful sound of the keyboard and the unison of the song. The tune progresses attended with a beautiful melody and a quiet rhythm while making the rhythm of three a base. The song might accompany the flow that you may surely evolve. The tune faces complex development rushing into an intense part. The element of Hatfields and National Health will be reminiscent as making the sound. However, the composition that develops one after another is splendidly expressed as original music. The flow that takes the rhythm of seven and keeps the dash feeling might be splendid.

"Boehme" might strongly exactly consider the sound in Canterbury. There might be an interpretation that takes elements of a few Zeuhl to the flow and absorbs it. The continuousness of the sound multiused to a steady rhythm is effective. The flow of the song and the melody that puts on the demiquaver and is developed has an original part. It might be a tune on which the element of various music exactly acts well. A lot of sounds added while developing Jazz Rock in the basis are variegated.

As for "Flamboya", the song with elegant, mysterious melody in the flow of the melody with the tension feature. The intermittent absorption frequently visited decides the impression of the tune. Making the atmosphere that progresses while mixing Zeuhl and the atmosphere of Canterbury everywhere might be splendid. The continuousness of the sound that incessantly flows to the composition with the anacatesthesia advances attended with the tension and originality. The music character succeeded from 1st album might have gripped the directionality that may be completely refined.

Solo of the guitar twines from the introduction of an enchantment song round "In Lulu". The element of an original avant-garde has been taken to the part of Zeuhl that was influenced them. It is likely to succeed in the addition of originality to the part influenced because activity and the sound of the keyboard are consistent. Progressing the tune that is reminiscent of the part and Gilgamesh of an effective percussion instrument splendidly constructs atmosphere.

"L'Idiot Leon" might be a very complete tune in the tune collected to this album. It is one highlight and a tune where all the music characters that Cos created and ideas were splendidly expressed. The keyboard and the guitar completely harmonize with the song of shining Pascale Son. It has development that is reminiscent of Hatfields and Gilgamesh as the impression. The tune increases the dash feeling attended with a beautiful piano sound in close relation to the keyboard with the distorted sound. The music of them refined might have a complete idea and the composition power. It has a variegated part of the sound and it has a good repeatedly flow. The usage and the development of Chord are exactly influenced by Canterbury. However, their originality is already consistent. The flow that freely manipulates the sound of a heavy guitar and the keyboard and is developed consists completely as their music. Usage and idea of wind instrument that appears in the latter half of tune. And, development and the melody of the tune to which the forecast doesn't adhere have been surely completed. The melody and the arrangement show an overwhelming technology.

As for "Ixelles", the melody made anxious is developed. It ..consistent.. is done and the sounds of musical instruments continue though it has development that is reminiscent of Magma and Zao. The flow that shifts to the part of the melody with expression of feelings will be a result of the approach on music exactly by the unique method before long. Solo of unique, acoustic Bass might be splendid from the theme that appears in the middle. The tune has completely decided the element of the album.

The album shifts here to bonus Track. As for "Mon Rebis", the elegant atmosphere that puts on the arpeggio of a beautiful guitar and Pascale Son sings has acted on the tune. The rhythm twines from the progress of an original melody and Chord and it advances. The sound of the song and Sax might take charge of the avant-garde part. And, the atmosphere of the tune that the band does will never lower the quality. An original sense shines.

An anacatesthesia and a transparent feeling of the tune have a certain perfection though "Reine De La Vallee" is bonus Track of this album. Progressing the unison and the melody of the guitar and the song might be splendid. The arrangement of the band has succeeded consistently. The sound of the part of the decoration of Bass and the shining keyboard has splendidly decided the atmosphere of the tune.

This "Nog Verder" is collected in an incomplete part compared with the original because it is collected as Demo Version. The atmosphere of the tune has a part different from the original. The impression that the tune is completed by the session might occur strongly though the part and the melody of the song are the same. Development with the dash feeling might be a little reminiscent of Return To Forever.

"Fanfan La Tulipe" is Improvisation by the song. The anacatesthesia of the scat and the keyboard might be proofs where the band consistently has individuality. The processing of the sound of the float in the space accompanies an experimental element. It might be an idea that contains the flow of the process gradually refined from the part of the avant-garde of 1st album.

They had them construct music that multiplied the polish by original music that was to listen in 1st album further and was refined with this album and express it. Music as Cos carried out a function completely in this album and received one the top. It is exactly a jewel of one sound that they made.

Kazuhiro | 5/5 |

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