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5 stars A long awaited masterpiece! It's really a mystery how this material was brought to light after 45 whole years!! While playing the record on the turntable, its sound takes you directly into a state of a mysterious ritual surrounded by chants and lyrics from a primitive gospel...! The sound is fully analog and loud with dynamic punch-bass, incredible electronics and percussion frequencies. It's about a conceptual album where behind each track there's a story and there is a sequel from track to track, like a flowing tale. Among the 17-song track list, almost all tracks from the 1977 'Archaia' LP are here, masked under different titles, and most important in a more sacramental/ritual atmosphere from those on the homonymous LP!! Again a big thanks to Mutant Embryo Records for bringing up this lost for almost half a century material. I would say with pure confidence a Holy Grail of French zeuhl and a must for not only Archaia but any zeuhl fan. Released on 17th December 2021. 5/5!!!
Eskaton | 5/5 |


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