Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Potemkine - Nicolas II CD (album) cover

NICOLAS II

Potemkine

 

Zeuhl

3.93 | 59 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

bartymj
3 stars There is no Zeuhl! Potemkine's final album slightly follows the Magma release of 1978 (Attahk) in moving away from 'traditional' Zeuhl, but even more apparent here given it is fully instrumental. There's still the Canterbury-style elements in what is more of an experimental Jazz Fusion album. Heavy on the funk in parts, particularly "Theme Pour Un Swing Imaginaire" and a generally happy feel throughout. Electric piano is dominant in most tracks with a rolling bass and drums too. I did find the tracks rather blended into each other which is either a good or bad thing depending on your perspective. Its an accessible, easy listen, which you don't often expect with something filed under the Zeuhl genre.

Nothing negative to say, but its a fairly middling jazz fusion album really. But not a bad way for Potemkine to end their run of albums

bartymj | 3/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this POTEMKINE review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.