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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.23 | 75 ratings

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4 stars Very rare release , debut and only album of French-Algerian band Rahmann. Music played is jazz-fusion with strong zeuhl influence ( two Magma musicians are participated), and it is not all! Two project founder musicians are of Algerian origin, and they bring strong Northern African element in this mix.

Very competent musicianship with hypnotic repetitive bass line, plenty of violins and strong Arabic scent in music. Some could name it Algerian Magma, but I think it wouldn't be very correct name - whenever zeul influence is strong, it is still jazz rock fusion, with some other elements, including European neo-classical music. Some wordless female vocals is presented, but music is mostly instrumental.

Possibly, some similarities with Italian Area presented as well, but not too much. In fact, you can hear there balanced mix of very European progressive rock with jazz fusion , based on Arabic folklore. But all mix is very cool, not passionable, as in case of Area, but more self-closed and hypnotic.

Perfect album for zeuhl and jazz fusion fans. Just too rare to be popular.

Not less than 4,5!

snobb | 4/5 |


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