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FLOĖ ĖSSI / ĖKTAH

Magma

 

Zeuhl

3.84 | 51 ratings

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Dapper~Blueberries
3 stars I have always had huge respects for Magma as a band. They do their own sound of weirdness and basically invented a whole new genre. They were clearly at their prime in the 70s with albums like MDK and Wurdah Itah, however the 80s caused them to go to a more commercial route which didn't treat them nicely in my opinion. However they came back strong in the 2000s but it seems like this EP shows that they came back also pretty strong earlier in the late 90s.

The first song Flöė Ėssi shows them going for a bit back with a more jazz influenced sound from their early days with Kobaia and 1001 degrees. It has some good bass lines and the vocals are just as good as they were in the 70s. Really nice song. The next song is Ėktah. This is the biggest staple on the EP, showcasing a pretty evolving song with the music getting more louder and beautiful the more the minutes go by, until it mellows out towards the end. It's a very pretty song in how it works. However my issue with this EP lies in the more commercial like sound. It seems like the band is recovering from their 80s days clearly, but they still retain that aspects about them, which kinda makes this EP a bit lower in my rating.

So yeah. Not the longest EP or even the longest review I have done. It's a good ep, but not the best, but I was satisfied after listening to it, really.

Dapper~Blueberries | 3/5 |

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