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Sombre Reptile


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.20 | 6 ratings

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3 stars Purely instrumental album leading to very varied musical regions, jazzy-rock-fusion-orchestra-space-electronic notes, just that: we are actually eyeing KING CRIMSON, Mike OLDFIELD, a little GABRIEL, GOUDE or BROGUIERE and a pinch of TANGERINE DREAM!

Their music is a tangle of notes, of emotions, giving pride of place to guitars and synths of all kinds; no title has a real sequel and each time represents a piece filled with emotion. We begin with a strident guitar with organ and soft, clear, limpid piano; then a purely jazzy-Arabic air animates the 2nd title. "Behind the Waterfall" with its OLDFIELD-style intro takes us to plaintive regions, then to the mandarins in an explosive way at the end, where we can recognize the reminiscences of TANGERINE DREAM great era! Follows "Whispering Dreams", an epic piece looking towards the PINK FLOYD of the beginning! Then a trumpet and sax piece with a repetitive tune that mixes a bit of all the genres already glimpsed! "Dance"? with a chiseled guitar which suddenly reminds me of THE GUITAR ORCHESTRA, then the major piece of the album "Floating Worlds" and its jazzy sounds la Al Di MEOLA, then appearance of accordion, harmonica and guitars shrill in a crescendo way: as much as I was disconcerted at the first listen, the repeat button does its job, and this title literally captivates me, intoxicates me. The last piece is more rhythmic, reminiscent of certain pieces from COMELADE, but the predominant tune recalls the Frippian flights that can be found on "Red".

alainPP | 3/5 |


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