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3.33 | 18 ratings | 2 reviews | 28% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Orée (5:41)
i) Lisière
ii) Dog Tricks
iii) Wit
iv) Les Verchons Fourgus
v) Chemins

2. Madeleine (3:02)
i) Au-dedans
ii) Dog Tricks
iii) La Mare Aux Larmes

3. Le Manoir (5:06)
i) Ombres
ii) Dog tricks
iii) Wit
iv) Éclat
v) Wit
vi) Dog Tricks
vii) Vibrations

4. Traces (2:51)
i) Wit
ii) Au-dedans
iii) Danse De fantomes
iv) Verchons fourgus
v) Wit

5. Le Tableau Vivant (14:07)
i) Froz #4
ii) Versons fourgus
iii) Au-Dedans
iv) Jabber´s Skin
v) Empeintes

6. Cérémonie (5:26)
i) Lisière
ii) Rayon Des Vêtements Obscurs
iii) Lézarbouches Limacieuses
iv) Dog tricks
v) Menacant
vi) Écla

7. Marche Au Cercueil (10:01)
i) Au-dedans
ii) Rayon Des Vêtements Obscurs
iii) Vertical
iv) Jabber´s skin

8. Paysage Griffé (7:21)
i) Au-Dedans
ii) Wit
iii) Verchons Fourgus
iv) Fragments

9. L'Appel De La Nuit (3:59)
i) Régénération
ii) Lézarbouches Limacieuses

10. Le Retour De Madeleine (5:08)
i) Verchons fourgus
ii) La Mare Aux Larmes
iii) Dévasté
iv) Résurrection

11. Le Brasier (3:30)
i) Péroraison
ii) Lisiére

Total Time: 66:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Patricia Dallio / keyboards, sampler
- Yukari Hamada-Bertocchi / keyboards, sampler, electronics
- Gérard Hourbette / pads, percussion, sampler
- Daniel Koskowitz / pads, percussion
- Jérome Soudan / pads, percussion
- Laurent Dailleau / theremin, electronics

Releases information

Music for the 1928 film directed by Jean Epstein (assisted by Luis Buñuel)

Artwork: Thomas Kieffer

CD In-Possible Records ‎- AZ2009 (2008, France)

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and to Quinino for the last updates
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ART ZOYD La Chute De La Maison Usher ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(28%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(11%)
Good, but non-essential (39%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (17%)

ART ZOYD La Chute De La Maison Usher reviews

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Review by Lewian
4 stars Maison Usher is a cross between the coldness and remoteness of Champ des Larmes and earlier Art Zoyd music for dark films and stories such as Nosferatu, Häxan etc. As such, it is a bit more accessible than Champ des Larmes (let alone Pure Noise), but still has an impersonal, immaterial, even unwelcoming feel to it. There are familiar elements such as deep church clocks, dramatic electronic textures, slow machine-like rhythms, atonal sequences, dark sound effects. Compared to Champ des Larmes the atmosphere is more dark cellar, ghosts and secrets than ice mountains. Some parts are quite minimalist, but there are also a few in which quite a lot is going on. Once more, there are no conventional song structures or melodies, but some clearer structures and contrasts, more rhythm than on Champ des Larmes, and even some piano. Champ des Larmes is more unique and innovative, but the little bit more connection with "music as we know it" here gives the listener a better chance of getting something out of it.

Art Zoyd were always very special, but they continue to develop even more into their own planet, distant and hard to connect to from anywhere wordly. Their music evokes ghosts and echoes from lost stories of the past, little to really get hold of or stand on. Whenever I listen to this I have difficulties to get into it at first, but I then realise that there is much to discover. If you can bear it, it's a rewarding experience.

3 1/2 stars.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Another work from the series of 'soundtracks' for the silent movies of the XIX century. Following albums such as 'Faust' or 'Häxan', this one is about the movie of the same title as the album. I'm a big admirer od AZ music and maybe because of that I expected more of this one. After 2-3 listening ... (read more)

Report this review (#174518) | Posted by Weidorje | Friday, June 20, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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