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TERTIO

Atoll

 

Symphonic Prog

3.66 | 58 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars After they debut exactly, development as the music character of Atoll might be expressed in the work indeed remarkably. The performance and the idea that they had done as groping and development of the music character might have had an indeed legitimate part in the nucleus. The music character that other musicians had been doing for the band in France at that time had a lot of a little unique bands. Heldon, Magma, Clearlight, and Lard Free existed if it mentioned it. The part that had been thought to be an axis with diversity and an experimental part though the part of Rock was made a nucleus respectively became individuality and it is likely to have appeared. It might be acknowledged that the music character of Atoll and development indeed expressed the tradition and legitimate enough in the flow for the field of Prog Rock.

After announcing this album, they dare the tour. This tour that had been done in October, 1977 was a tour to fight without getting other musicians' help only by them. They have grown up as existence that is not only an own country but also admitted worldwide in this album. The evaluation by the critic and label had decided the band. The existence of Didier Lockwood that participated in guest's standpoint in their tours had succeeded as a part of the important factor, too.

When the music character of "L'Araignee-Mal" that they announced in 1975 is compared with the music that can be listened by this "Tertio", I will be able to feel the revolution and the evolution of the music character. Part of power that can be listened with 2nd Album of involving. Or, it is partial where flavors of a few Jazz were introduced while having it centering on legitimate. And, the height of the perfection of the composition by the tune round which the flow of symphonic twines well. Those flows might contain the music character refined further by this "Tertio" and the sense of relief.

A composition of the tune refined as respect that this album has overall as a point that should make a special mention and a legitimate extension will be able to be enumerated. Its having been done by five person organizations except Violin player's Richard Aubert might greatly act on the album. However, the revolution of their music characters faces the conversion of the band further by the intention of the recording label in the content of "Rock Puzzle". "Tertio" might be able to be caught for them as one attainment point if it considers it from 1st Album as their music characters.

In "Paris C'est Fini", the melody of symphonic that is a little reminiscent of the atmosphere of "Yes" is a feature. The flow of transposition and minor Chord had as a composition has originality. The work of the guitar on which Christian Beya depends greatly contributes to the band. It is ..song from which the song of Andre Balzer is refined further.. finished. The composition in which fast and slow is put can feel their developing parts.

"Les Dieux Meme" starts by a beautiful chorus. Atmosphere of the ballade that advances attended with good symphonic and is beautiful and the composition of Chord might have originality. The part and the flow of the song in close relation to the piano might be proofs to which the band surely acquired the width of the sound. The tune makes Chord on which you may accompany the dash feeling act on an intermittent effect. The tune raises the perfection and reaches the peak. The composition in which a good melody is intermittently done has succeeded as a tune. The composition that has both a beautiful part and an intense part and does might have a good synergy effect.

As for "Gae Lowe", the theme of a good dash feeling and a glossy keyboard is impressive. Rhythm and chorus who put change. And, the guitar and the chorus who has a transparent feeling. The tune accompanies development to which fast and slow is introduced and the forecast doesn't adhere. The part of the melody of development of the HalfTime shuffle that appears on the way and a grand keyboard might be a part of a complete extension of the tune.

A beautiful melody and the song of "Le Cerf Volant" are impressive. The line of the guitar and Bass also contributes to the tune. And, rhythmically by putting the part and the fast and slow of symphonic that overflows with the whole volume. The composition and Chord that produces a legitimate element enough might be the music for this band. The composition with a rhythm of 6/8 and an intermittent part has acted on the tune well, too.

"Tunnel Part 1" is given a grand impression and starts. Development that is reminiscent of the demiquaver and space in close relation to symphonic means their establishment. The guitar and the keyboard to decide the impression of the album did good work. Complex development and Chord that is reminiscent of "Yes" have originality. The rhythm that looks like a few Funk has acted, too.

"Tunnel Part 2" receives the flow from "Part 1" and continues a grand impression. Making and the dash feeling of the sound of the keyboard create one space. The performance done attended with the tension and the anacatesthesia might be the top that Atoll exactly received. The melody and the soundscape done by making good use of the HalfTime shuffle exactly express legitimate of Prog Rock. Ensemble drawn out while following the directionality of 2nd Album is splendid.

Atoll completely established the existence by the success of this album that received the support of Press and the critic. There might have been a situation in which their legitimate music characters were enhanced according to the content of this album.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |

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