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3.26 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Metropolitain (3:36)
2. Triste Fin (10:24)
3. L'Hydravion D'Argent (6:36)
4. Etude En Do (4:45)
5. J'ai Pas Le Temps (7:05)

Total time 32:26

Composed by Philippe Besombes

Line-up / Musicians

- Philippe Besombes / synthesizer,piano, guitar, vocals
- Christ Saint Roch / bass, synthesizer
- Cooky Rhinoceros, Patrick Verbeke / guitars
- Dominique Esnault, Pierre Bataillet / drums
- Christian Werbrouck / effects

Releases information

LP Cobra COB 37012 (1977, France)
LP Decca 6.23452 (1977, Germany)

LP Sonet SNTF 766 (1978, UK)

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HYDRAVION Hydravion ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by philippe
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3 stars Despite that it was released in the 70's, this album prefigures the massive, rhythmical electronic sound of the 80's with insistent pulsations and efficient melodies. Not far from Tangerine Dream during the last Virgin years (notably with their album "Exit), Hydravion conciliates the structuralism of electronic-minimal beat music with Sci-Fi synth modulations. The result sounds terribly old dated because of the overemphasis put on conventional, commercial keyboards materials. However we can detect some strangely pop, hypnotic, repetitive funky grooves that enrich the musical atmosphere. Some "epic", stimulant but "anxious" electronic melodies could be used in sci-fi, "futurist" movies as "Metropolis", "alphaville"... A nice contribution but hardly recommended to everyone. Founder and key member of Hydravion, Philippe Besombes made so much better & inovative works in solo.

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