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3.93 | 59 ratings

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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 |


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