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3.54 | 28 ratings

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3 stars Pseu is a French Zeuhl band that recorded one album in 1983. But it didn't get released till more then 20 years later, in 2004. Much of the material comes off as work in progress and probably doesn't present their best songwriting, nor captures them in their finest performance.

Pseu sound like something inbetween Magma and DŁn. DŁn because of the busy musicianship and the dominating influences from jazz and avant-garde. Magma because of the theatrical vocals that pop up left and right.

I find the album hard to rate. I can hear 4 stars potential everywhere but it is never realised. Somehow the music remains too studied and weird for me. I miss the dynamic drumming, the intensity, and the vocal harmonies that make Magma such a rewarding listen. The Simulacre, parts I and II appeal most to me. The music seems to flow more spontaneously here and creates a great atmosphere.

After hearing Pseu I'll have to conclude again that Zeuhl remains very much a Magma and not much else deal for me, Eskaton excepted maybe. Pseu can't convince me they have any business hanging around in the Kobaian world of their Zeuhl masters. Despite the potential, both song writing and performance fail to leave a lasting impression on me.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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