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Bondage Fruit



4.38 | 57 ratings

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5 stars On Bondage Fruit's debut album was a confident showcase of their ability to master the techniques of zeuhl as set down by Magma. On this album, they blow the roof off the genre, doing more to expand the range of sounds and influences that could go into a zeuhl album than any band since Magma themselves; if anything, they sound at points on the verge of coming up with their very own genre unique to them.

As well as the usual Magma influence, listeners can expect Zappa-esque contributions on vibraphone and marimba from Takara Kumiko, a hint of the dark intensity of the more aggressive side of King Crimson, and the influence of more modern groups in punk and noise rock all coming together to create a modern prog sound like no other band. I exhort all fans of aggressive, complex prog - not just zeuhl - to sample this magnificent album; it's easily one of the most overlooked albums of mid-1990s prog.

Warthur | 5/5 |


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