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Present

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.77 | 13 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Live versions of their earlier material.

I am a fan of the first three Present albums. Material they have played live & recorded for this album.

Present's three first albums was very gloomy and horror movies influenced. Some of their music reminds me a lot about what the zeuhl band Shub Niggurath did.

Present live is a lot more minimalistic than they are in the studio. Where Promenade au Fond d'un Canal is big in studio, it has lost something in the translation to the scene. Mostly in intensity and gloom. The dissonant guitars is not that much dissonant live. Also sound wise, something is missing here.

Despite of the translation errors from studio to a live setting; this live album is still a very good live album. It very much gives a good picture of what Present was back in the mid 1990s. But I prefer their studio albums instead of this live album, I have to admit.

Still.......

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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