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Magma - Christian Vander: Tristan Et Iseult [Aka: Ẁurdah Ītah] CD (album) cover





4.19 | 308 ratings

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4 stars Zeuhl is marmite. You either get it (suspend the disbelief) or you don't. It's hard to describe this without relying on MDK. Well I'll try ... I keep thinking I've been transported to a 1930s Nazi rally on a bizarre acid trip where they are trying to record the soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian. However, being neither a time-travelling Nazi nor ever having taken acid this is a bit of a stretch but if you listen you will understand what I'm trying to convey: especially about the Conan bit. Stirring and moving in a Carmina Burana way. It's great, but a voice in the back of your mind suggests that there is something deeply disturbing under the surface: why do I keep thinking of the human soup on Thulsa Doom's lair ... "Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark... etc " Well it would be a better analogy for teh music if the lethargic slaves jumped into a Pan's People routine (showing my age: no time travelling required). Do you need this, maybe not. Do you need Zeuhl abso ...f...lutely Zeuhl is essential to any prog collection. For me Live at the Taverne De L'Olympia is the keeper: this is merely added pleasure (in a marmite way). You have been warned.
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