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COLOSSUS

Cybotron

 

Progressive Electronic

3.29 | 17 ratings

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octopus-4
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RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team
3 stars An Aussie relative came to my country and left me a tape saying that I should have liked it. Effectively I did. Now I've found this band on PA but I have to base the review on my memory only (and on youtube samples) as I don't have anymore tape cassette readers.

I remember that the music was very similar to Tangerine Dream of the post-pink period, that of Phaedra, Ricochet and so on. They had a sax or something sounding like a sax and their rhythms were faster than TD. I remember them as halfway between TD and Jarre, with also a possible relation with the instrumental Alan Parsons.

There were also spacey parts, but very far from the space travels of Atem and Zeit. I remember also on the second track a keyboard solo reminding of Rick Wakeman, at least in the sound. So even if TD is the principal reference, this band is more rock. Maybe "Kraut".

The fact that this band has a drummer who plays drums, is another difference from TD. Now that I know the Dutch "35007" I have to say that this is the band closer to their music, if we don't consider the sometimes heavy guitars of their first albums.

There's effectively one of the four half-side-long tracks of this LP that sounds like a TD clone. It's Medusa that seems performed by Edgar Froese. Of course I like it. I don't remember if it's the end of Medusa or the Beginning of Raga, but there's a quite long section of spacey noises and bells, then the epic, even if a bit repetitive, starts. I think I have thought to this when listening to "Liquid" for the first time.

Well, this is not an essential album but I remember that it gave me very good sensations. a bit more than three stars, for who likes TD, 35007 and spacey progressive electronics in general.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |

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