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3.73 | 59 ratings

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3 stars Heldon's work is quite difficult to approach.

If you're looking for harmony or cosmic music, this is maybe not the first band you should get into, although the first part of this album ("Perspective I"), is probably the most melodic they have written so far. Sweet keyboards almost all the way through.

What I don't like at all is the reference to the Baader-Meinhof gang ("Perspective III"). These were a bunch of terrorists or nihilists (hence the sub-title of the opener maybe) and to mention them on a record to some sort of glorifying them is out of place IMHHO. This long part is extremely repetitive but also holds some nice TD oriented patchworks.

The only track which is not signed by Pinhas is "Bassong". It is of course bass oriented but not only. This is probably due to the fact that it was written by Michel Ettori who played guitar here. A fine, tranquil piece of complex music. Yes, it is possible!

The epic "Perspective IV" opens as the previous part ended. It evolves very softly towards some Fripp guided guitar solo played upon a foreground of electronic and experimental noises. I told you, melodies are next door.

This long track is subdivided into three sections, of which the good rocking "Virgin Sweedish Blues" is my fave. The band shows a very strong unity between keys, drums and bass. Somewhat an unexpected piece of music within this maelstrom of electronics.

"Perspective IV" ends up in a kind of wild jam during which the work from "Coco" Roussel on drums is quite impressive. In all, this album might please some of the progheads from this site but not the majority I'm afraid.

Three stars for this relatively revolutionary music.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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