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ZAPP!

Cro Magnon

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.49 | 11 ratings

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Rainer Rein
3 stars Belgium has (or had) quite lot of this kind of urban-chamber-rock bands. This genre had become typical there maybe because of The Greatest of The Chamber Rockers - Univers Zero were (and are) from Belgium. But I'm afraid that anyone of these bands can reach near the artistic qualities of UZ. This urban-chamber band Cro Magnon has existed in this world about fifteen years and they have released three albums (the last one is recorded together with their collegues from Netherlands called BUB). Zapp! is Cro Magnon's first effort from 1992 and released at quite little recording company Carbon 7 led by ex-Univers-Zero-members Guy Segers and Alan Ward. Actually I like Cro Magnon's second album Bull much better than this first one because of more richful choice of instruments and guests. The most interesting (and often quite funny) on this recording are sax and violin parts. Keyboards and samplers are often unfortunately too sterile (on their next - Bull?-album fortunately the keyboards are absolutely OK). Anyway I found some favourites from this item - Sahib, Cleo and Jacues Tati (hommage to the great filmmaker?). Quite interesting to discover but I'd recommend firstly their next one - Bull?
Rainer Rein | 3/5 |

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