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3.22 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Desert bleu (3:24)
2. Je suis... (3:16)
3. Alarme! (3:05)
4. Linear (7:00)
5. Far Away (4:44)
6. Slowly (3:32)
7. 6h30 (4:20)
8. Go! (10:15)

Total Time 39:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Patrice Guenat / Roland, Moog synthesizers, grand piano, Hammond B3 organ, Fender Rhodes, Crumar String Ensemble, harpsichord, Hohner piano, Hohner clarinet, ARP String Ensemble, Mellotron, tubular bells, percussion, vocals
- Alain Petitmermet / drums & percussion, timpani

- La Vigneronne Lonay Choir, conducted by Ewald Meier (3,4,8)
- Philippe Ryser / guitar (4), bass (6)
- Henry Dubelly / vocals (2)

Brass section (4) :
- Jean-Claude Blanc, Philippe Blanc, Andre Besançon, Mario Alberti / trumpet
- Rémy Alberti, Jean-François Bouard, Jean-Pierre Beltrami / slide trombone

String ensemble, conducted by Charles Baldinger (8) :
- Anne-Marie Grunder, Anne-Marie Schenkel, Marianne D'Andiran, Anne Liardet, Christiane Graf, Ernst Schelle, Jan Dobrzelewski, Robert Guillon / violin
- Marcel Deblüe, Rolf Schönenberger, Michael Murray-Robertson / viola
- Mineo Hayashi, Daniel Suter / cello
- Catherine Roy / double bass

Releases information

Bellaphon BBS 25102
Kiswell 82501

Also released under the name "Je suis..." with a different cover in Switzerland.

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KASHMIR Alarme! ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
Good, but non-essential (46%)
Collectors/fans only (23%)
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Review by apps79
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3 stars Late-70's Swiss duo, established by keyboardist/vocalist Patrice Guenat and Henry Dubelly, who sung and was also tha main composer of the group.They recorded their debut ''Alarme!'' at the Mountain Studio in Montreux, mixed by David Richards (sound engineer for Queen, David Bowie, Yes).The album was released in 1979 on Kiswell in several European countries, later it was released under the title ''Je suis'' only for the Swiss market.

Pitty that the production of the album is rather questionable, because ''Alarme!'' is a very good Electronic Rock album with strong influences by TANGERINE DREAM and JEAN MICHEL JARRE.Quite a bit of cosmic electronics, soaring synthesizers and pounding drums dominate most of the tracks, which contain also a fair amount of symphonic breaks, creating a grandiose and beautiful atmosphere.''Go!'' is propably the best example of Kashmir's style, a long and sonic Progressive Electronic piece of music with outlandish synths, nice choirs, Classical influences around the middle and heavy percussions, excellent work indeed.But there are also hints from more Classic Prog stylings in ''Alarme!''.The long ''Linear'' is characterized by some spacey synthesizers, psychedelic vocals, light organs and and good guitar solos, reminding a lot of PULSAR.''Far Away'' has a nice mellotron-flute and Avant-Garde piano lines, offering a sinister and unique atmosphere.''6 H 30'' contains excellent vocals and some very nervous synthesizers along with soft drumming to recall again PULSAR's sound.

One the most underrated gems of Progressive Electronic Music.Atmospheric, cinematic, highly symphonic and emotional music all the way.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

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4 stars As this work has ups and downs in quality, I consider it's better to comment it track by track. However, instead of following their order on the LP, I'll present them from the best to the less interesting track. Firstly, I feel it's pertinent to say that this album is a progressive electronic ef ... (read more)

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