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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.04 | 92 ratings

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Sean Trane
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5 stars Although most of the people (few) that know this band prefer Ni Vent.... I like this one better but both are excellent , this one confirming the directions taken by its predecessor. Actually , it goes a little farther providing some really fantastic beats and rythms that one forgets easily Weather Report and its artificial ambiances and over-powering showmanship and demonstrative dexterity. Of course Maneige excels in the last category but it does not come to showing off as most of the bands in those days. And for the ambiances I can assure you that they don't need tape effects or other phoney gadgets.

As with this album , they are veering towards Canterbury style music , putting a bit of humour in the music, but playing with the song titles but in French. Troisix , I think refers to the three X on Amsterdam flags and reaches funkish border. And the second last number is reggeaeish.

Sean Trane | 5/5 |


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