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East Of Eden


Eclectic Prog

4.19 | 172 ratings

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Dark Nazgul
4 stars Jazz-Indo-Arab-Psychedelic-Prog Rock. Played sometimes backwards. Are you ready?

First of all, the reasons because this is not a five star album: Have To Whack It Up, the first song of the album, is a simply hard-rock piece with Arbus at the violin and a shouted vocal ending. Then Habibi Baby/Beast Of Sweden/Boehm Constrictor: tapes recorded backwards and an experimental section in the middle with electric guitar and violin dissonances. Finally the last song, a Traditional, an old american song with piano and voice only. These songs aren't bad but we are miles far away from excellence.

The rest of the album? Just a word: Amazing!!!

Leaping Beauties for Rudy / Marcus Junior starts with a free arrangement with drums and two saxes and then evolves in a fantastic hard rock piece influenced by arabian music. Xhorkham/ Ramadham/ In the snow for a blow opens with the final Traditional played in reverse and then becomes a complex jazz-esotic oriented piece, reminescent of Coltrane and Mingus, with great use of wind instruments . We found flute and saxes again in Gum Arabic / Confucius with usual esotic influences and then Nymphenburger where the frantic use of the violin (overdubbed six times) is absolute amazing.

A great experimental record, but not for everyone: you must listen to it several times to catch it really! For adventurous listeners!

Rating: 8/10.

Best song: Nymphenburger

Dark Nazgul | 4/5 |


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