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Yochk'o Seffer



3.81 | 14 ratings

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3 stars Sadly as with a lot of Seffer albums I've had to piece this together from random tracks on compilations and unfortunately I've only got two out of three tracks, missing the 20 minuter. Nevertheless here's a short review.

It appears Jean-My Truong disappears from the percussion stand on this album. If you've read any of my other Seffer/Zao reviews you'll know I think this is a bad thing. Alas.

Ofek starts with a sort of Arabian feel of Sax, Cello and female vocals before breaking into a rapid jamming session where immediately I forget its not Truong on drums. It's very tight, and very good. Vocals disappear for the rest of the track and most other instruments are there just to add some rolling noise, including a xylophone(?). Strings add a jarring almost horror style effect at certain points where it becomes less of a jam, a little slower, and a very good section with the quartet mixing with sax before finishing with more of that xylophone tinkling. Really like this track.

Noce Chimique starts where Ofek left off in a way, only with more piano, and more vocals. That slightly arabic feel is back with the vocals for a minute or two over rolling drums. The piano then takes over from the vocals in a lengthy jam before a strings-only section and then the return of a saxophone. We get all arabic again for the last minute or two. Its more sectioned out than Ofek and so doesn't flow quite as nicely but still decent.

Shame I haven't got the other track, as these two aren't bad at all. Slightly better than Delire which I listened to first

bartymj | 3/5 |


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