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Rhesus O


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.32 | 18 ratings

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3 stars The only album from French band Rhesus O. Possibly, most interesting is there are two future Magma members participated on this recording - bassist Francis Moze and keyboards player Jean-Pol Asseline.

Album's music itself is early jazz-rock influenced by Canterbury sound, with few Magma's flavours and plenty of sax player Alain Hatot soloing ( slightly in Miles Davis key). Interesting in some moments, the album is unfocused, and often sounds as jamming with free jazz elements. Compositions are very average, and even if there are some really interesting moments in musicianship, it's far not enough to save the album.

I like double keyboards and double bass scheme there, and it gives some really interesting sound combinations. Sax player is enthusiastic, but not original enough, so sax sound looks a bit overused there. Possibly, the best album's moments are these with electric keyboards and drumming interplays (and just some few sax touches added to sound).

Not a bad album, and possibly really interesting one for Magma roots researchers. Not good enough to be bought at extra money as obscure release though.

snobb | 3/5 |


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