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4 stars Ok, for those who think progrules can't appreciate a piece of solid and true prog: think again because here we have an example of hardcore prog of the highest caliber I believe and I think I really like this one. Although I have to admit I have been tossing and turning in between 2 and 4 stars as possibilities for this unique Zeuhl output.

But I have to agree with earlier reviewers who claimed this album is just borderline Zeuhl. This can't by any means be compared with the Magma kind of Zeuhl. And it's a fact that Zeuhl is Magma's invention and therefore Dün will have to be "degraded" to an inferior sort of Zeuhl and I would like to call it a mix of eclectic prog with some Zeuhl and even symphonic prog. Anyway it is prog of very high standard and realizing it was made in 1981 makes things even more admirable. Because in 1981 prog was as good as dead as we know and you had to have some nerve to create something like this in those days.

And I have the opposite opinion to Ivan's who preferred Magma to Dün. This Eros release suits me a whole lot better than the much more extravagant Magma Zeuhl. My favorite tracks are the title track and the later released Acoustic Fremen. But also L'Epice and Arrakis are very much worth while to me though they are somewhat less accessible. That leaves us the odd Bitonio which is least appealing according to my taste. Nevertheless this album is a crown jewel within progworld and should in fact be checked out by us all. I have to admit this isn't 100% my personal cup of tea but still I learned to appreciate it and even like it a lot now. Because of this I choose to reward this near masterpiece with 4 stars if it were only for it's significance in our favorite genre ...

progrules | 4/5 |


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