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François Thollot



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4 stars On his second album French multi instrumentalist Francois Thollot is supported by One Shot's rhythm section. That power trio have plenty of energy, believe me!

Bassist Philippe Bussonnet (Magma and One Shot) is a hero of the day on this recording. Thollot guitar are tasteful, elegant and heavy in moments, but almost on all compositions he sounds just as another soloing musician, after Bussonnet !

Such rhythm section (especially on the front of the sound mix) gives strong zeuhl vibes to all music, but One Shot's jazzy side besides of Thollot's quite jazzy musicianship just make musical direction of this release really fusion influenced.

Recorded by power trio without orchestration and overproduction, this album represent lighter form of zeuhl, almost jazz fusion with chamber elements and some dark atmosphere. Musicians all are high class, and music, if not very original, sounds really great.

Good release for zeuhl newcomers or fans of lighter and jazzier zeuhl.

snobb | 4/5 |


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