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After Dinner - Paradise Of Replica [also released as: Paradise Of Replica / Paradise Of Remixes] CD (album) cover


After Dinner



3.50 | 21 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars Another one of those obscure 80's Avant-prog groups that went mostly unnoticed back then, and have generally remained just as obscure in the following decades. Fronted by the babelicious Haco singer on that orange artwork, After Dinner is a large formation that went to record two albums in that dreadful 80's decade. This one is rather short (<30 mins), even if the most recent reissue gives you almost a half-hour bonus track, but I've not heard them.

Musically, we hovering around an Art Bears meets Von Zamla, but with a heavy Jap twist, so if you can imagine that, than it should definitely intrigue you enough to check it out. However, if you can't imagine this, you'd probably best look elsewhere, because this is as whacky as Wha-Ha-Ha or Slapp Happy. I'll give another angle to figure out this music: imagine an electronic Bi Kyo Ran on acid and experimenting Avant-prog stuff. Outside one track at almost 8 mins, most of the tracks are well below 5 mins duration.

Another one of these "must-be-heard to be believed-in" albums, but I'm not sure most would like to take it home for good. This is typically the kind of album I love to know will be available at my library system whenever I feel like listening to it, but I'm glad I didn't have to pay for it (other than renting it) and having it taking shelf space. Not my cup of tea, but the discovery was quite interesting and someday, in a decade or so, I know I'll rent it again.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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