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BLACKOUTS

Ashra

 

Progressive Electronic

3.73 | 80 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars You might know that I quite appreciate the great TD. And I was quite keen on Ashra Tempel as well. So, this album is not to dislike me for sure: brilliant soundscapes, ambient moods and delicate electronic and melodic music.

These are lots of great ingredients indeed. But the TD filiations are maybe too obvious during this album. Some more inventiveness or creativity would have been more than welcome. This being said, the great Manuel Göttsching offers some delightful pieces of music which are being listened with great pleasure.

Of course, I am now somewhat biased with this type of album. In those remote days, I was no longer inclined to prog rock: the mood was somewhat different in '77 (I hope I go to heaven?). But I revert to this type of music in the early naughties with a lot of interest, taste and passion.

I wouldn't rate this album with the masterpiece status, but four stars sounds legitimate. Give it an ear if you like TD or the Tempel. You shouldn't be disappointed.

Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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