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François Thollot



3.86 | 19 ratings

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3 stars After reading John's review of this album and the lineup of musicians playing on it, I knew right away that I wanted to check this one out, as Philippe Bussonnet is one of my favorite bassists and I love Daniel's drumming on One Shot's albums and Pienza Ethnorkestra's. Unfortunately, this one wasn't the amazing masterpiece I was hoping for. It's got a lot of the right elements - great bass (of course), drumming, and good guitar playing. The keyboards remind me often enough of the keyboard sounds used on Weidorje's album, too. I think my main problem with the album is the compositions. They don't really draw any reaction from me, with a few exceptions here and there. For many of them, I find myself wondering if Thollot could have expanded on the ideas presented here and had something which I would have enjoyed more. Plus, most of the songs I like best end up being over just when I'm really getting into them.

Not a masterpiece in my opinion, nor do I think it's an essential album for most listeners. If you're a big fan of Zeuhl and sort of Frippian guitar playing, then you'd probably like it well enough, but for me it's not all that amazing.

SaltyJon | 3/5 |


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