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4.16 | 231 ratings

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4 stars A cool, laid back album that improves on their first endeavour.

Surprisingly 'Canterbury' in sound, considering they're Belgian. And even more surprising when you consider their links with the completely whacked out future reincarnation 'Aksaq Maboul'. There's some brilliant keyboards by Marc Hollander at work which are coupled with the pretty vocals of Pascale Son.

There's quite a lot of Zeul tendencies employed in a playful way that makes this a very unusual listen. I'll bet that if more people heard this, it would soar up the top 100. As it is, only 25 ratings have been applied. What a shame...

A diverse album with many facets, from the ahead of its time moments like 'Perhaps next record' to the 'Hatfield and the North' like soft jazz with 'Caravan' keyboards all mixed up together creating an unpredictable recording that is really very pleasant indeed, even if there's sometimes too many ideas going on at once.

The four bonus tracks are equally as good, replete with splodgy keyboards, acoustic guitar and the ever present silky vocals of Pascale Son . Just a bit too limp to be a five star, but an excellent recording nonetheless.

Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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