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SURFACE TO AIR

Zombi

 

Progressive Electronic

3.88 | 23 ratings

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BORA
3 stars The US answer to Tangerine Dream?

This band seems to embrace some of TD's approach. Unfortunately, not of TD's better moments are being paid tribute to here. Short of the disastrous Jerome Froese Techno approach, Zombi are seemingly hooked on reproducing the urban psychosis that TD used as filler material only. This band seems to be hooked on some least memorable moments of that legendary German outfit whose material is at least 80% boring and rather uneventful.

Now, don't get me wrong, this album is largely enjoyable, but that doesn't mean that it's great in any sense. The addition of bass helps a bit, but not enough to lift the game as such. The tunes are not bad at all, but somehow remain undeveloped and largely unexciting, lacking conviction..

Track 1 and 5 are excellent in comparison, but these guys weren't born behind the Berlin Wall - like TD to have that real urge of wanting to reach out to the Universe whilst being surrounded by hostile forces.

A 3 star rating is appropriate here, perhaps 3.5 and one can't expect to have that emotional content, - one like myself who was born behind the Iron Curtain - to understand to any extent.

A reasonable effort by people who have had relatively little understanding to emotional content in musical expressions - due to lack of life experiences. I sincerely hope that in future they'll mature as they seem to have the the talent. And yes, the name ZOMBIE fails to please to any extent. Time to grow up?

BORA | 3/5 |

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