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BONDAGE FRUIT I

Bondage Fruit

 

Zeuhl

4.00 | 67 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Excellent debut album from Japanese zeuhl band. I really love this kind of zeuhl - not very dark and totalitarian-depressive, as on classic Magma albums, but lighter, jazzy, not overloaded with Orffian visions.

This album is interesting because of being release of Japanese band its music has strong European roots. Usually Japanese zeuhl (as well as many other progressive rock subgenres) are heavily influenced by proto-punk psychedelia/hardcore. Bondage Fruit's debut is light (as much as zeuhl could be light), with strong tradition of European fusion and at the same time influenced by Japanese folklore. Light tribal fusion psychedelic zeuhl?

Album's music contains, besides of usual instruments, violin and male/female jazzy wordless vocals. These additions changed songs radically - music became more variable, less dark and much more attractive.

One of best Japanese zeuhl album for sure. Could attract experimental fusion fans as well. Recommended!

My rating is 4+

snobb | 4/5 |

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