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MIXTUS ORBIS

Andre Fertier's Clivage

 

Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

4.45 | 53 ratings

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twseel
5 stars I started listening this album expecting to be introduced to true raga-rock for the first time, and that is what happened. This is probably the least popular sub-genre featured on this website, even less popular than 'various genres', with no album in the top 250. That's a shame, because this album simply belongs in the top 10. Very unique music, it's like a combination of Larks Tongues in Aspic, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Mike Oldfield's Amarok, but more Indian influences and more dreamy atmospheres. In the beginning you feel that the rhythm isn't running smoothly, but as the song just builds up for 15 minutes, you'll understand why. The constantly repeating of the screaming melody is very hypnotizing, and very pleasing. As this happens in the four songs, you just float away in the music, and you'll come back refreshed. It's hard to focus while listening. You just want to close your eyes and sit back to fully enjoy the sound entering your ear. A truly essential album for people who like to hear something totally new, totally out of this world, without the mean edge that avant-prog may have at times. Forget storylines and meaningful lyrics and just float away with Mixtus Orbis and leave this world for 31 minutes. Must-have.
twseel | 5/5 |

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