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4.02 | 187 ratings

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5 stars If you are just dying to take a giant step out of musical commercialism, and hear something off the wall, but brilliant at the same time, this album is your ticket to ride. There is nothing quite like it in the world of seventies music, and must be approached with an open mind-it's musical journeys are astounding and an incredible experience.

On this release, Dzyan's sound is the complete epitome of anti-commercialism in music, though their two previous albums were not commercial, either. Electric Silence combines varied influences in a unique way, there is a jazz-rock element mixed with more directly ethnic influences, like sitar, and also use of synthesizers. This record is more experimental than the previous two Dzyan albums, and the music is literally as if from another world. There are no side long suites like on their Time Machine album, but that is never a detriment because they can do so much, musically, on this album on numbers less than five minutes long, and still leave you in wonderment. At times, things are quite abstract, though there is still sometimes some underlying jazz rock structure occurring. No vocals, and they do not need them-to say that the music speaks for itself would be an understatement.

This is one of the coolest albums to come out of the seventies, progressive, or otherwise. Electric Silence is a feast for the ears, all right-there is so much going on musically that sometimes words do not properly convey the experience. If you are in the mood to step out of your musical norm, definitely try this album-if it is new to you, that is the only thing you will regret. Five stars.

presdoug | 5/5 |


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