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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars A psychic energizer from France, with a lot of energetic artists.

Consider it was just a natural course NYL could be founded as a French psychedelic progressive rock "commune" by the frontman Michel PETEAU in collaboration with lots of musicians, and be disbanded soon after the recording session for their creation. We can find the reason they were short-lived in their bloody battles of musical energy and personality. Listen to the beginning of the first track and we easily can understand this matter realized upon the NYLand.

With persistently heavy and dark brass sounds, enthusiastic drumming like firewall, scattered flute stardust, and flexible keyboard kicks and delightful voices ? the "Nyl" suite can be much suitable to be called as their masterpiece. "Nyl" was divided into three tracks in the album (different sessions from each other? In the original vinyl might seem to be recorded only the first "Nyl") and every track sounds very powerful and explosive - for me especially "Nyl II" is the most experimental and quirkiest of all, with something Kraut-ish like Cheval Fou, another Michel's project. This series may be a storyteller for NYL I imagine.

"Nyarlathotep" reminds me a texture like a Japanese psychedelic progressive pioneer Flower Travellin' Band, especially through Stephane's exciting voices and fuzzy guitar dread by Michel the Nylcreator. The last "Alex" might be a bonus track I guess but fantastic experimentalism they could shoot, amazing one indeed. Michel's bubbled guitar with much degree of freedom is very addictive for me (the same action can be heard in "Dervishes" too). Full of avantgarde / jazz flavour appears via "Shatt" or "Ibha" can take me into another world. Some tracks (e.g. "Ailes D'or" etc.) are a bit old-fashioned psychedelic for progressive rock scene, but no problem as if we would listen to something like prototype of psychedelic progressive.

In conclusion, totally a splendid album they launched, with a serious music battle ahead of them. Although it might be true this battle disbanded them in pieces on the other hand, we can get such a enthusiastic psychedelic progressive world in hand. Thanks to Psych Up Melodies for your re-releasing the brilliant gem. Recommended.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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