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THE UNNAMABLES

Univeria Zekt

 

Zeuhl

2.99 | 35 ratings

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Dobermensch
3 stars Bleeurgghh!... there goes my lunch. You can add it to that sleeve design. It could only surely improve it.

A bit funkier than 'Magma', but a great diversion nonetheless. Recorded around the same time as '1001˚C'. Christian Vander's drums are a bit straighter making for an easier listen. An album that increases in value each time I hear it. The impending doom and ominousness of 'Magma' is replaced by a more playful and lighter album.

The usual superb interaction between musicians is in evidence throughout this little 33 minute album. In fact by the time you're half way through 'The Unnamables' - you'll be thinking 'this isn't such easy listening after all' what with all the saxophone skronk and wailing instruments.

'Africa Anteria' appears to be the highlight of the album and at 11 minutes is by far the longest. An uptempo jazzy funk tune that reminds me a bit of 'Funkadelic' with that man who wore all those rings and funny clothes. Mostly it sounds like an unlikely episode from 'Starsky and Hutch' where a drug deal has gone wrong - you know the thing - villains shooting wildly at innocent civilians.

So much for appealing to a wider audience... 'The Unnamables' sunk without trace, never to be heard of again and Magma bounced back stronger than ever in '73 to deliver back to back masterpieces. There we go... All's well that ends well.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |

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