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4.19 | 33 ratings | 1 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Complainte (5:56)
2. 2. Szene (9:10)
3. Barbares (1:00)
4. Alleluja (4:38)
5. Tocsin (4:12)
6. Firebirds (4:15)
7. 1. Zwischenspiel (0:58)
8. Konzo Bele (4:00)
9. 1. Szene (12:06)
10. Danse de Mort (3:26)
11. Ritournelle (3:52)
12. Fair Fair (5:22)
13. Prophase (4:15)

Total Time: 63:10

Line-up / Musicians

- Thierry Zaboitzeff / vocals, bass, cello, keyboards, percussion
- Patricia Dallio / keyboards
- Gérard Hourbette / viola, keyboards, percussion

Releases information

First part of music from "Marathonnerre", a 12-hour interdisciplinary performance by Serge Noyelle

ArtWork: Emmanuel Valette (photo) with Unsafe Graphics (design)

CD Atonal Records ‎- ACD 3015 (1992, Germany)
2xCD Atonal Records ‎- ACD 3015/16 (1992, Germany) Packaged together with "Marathonnerre II"

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ART ZOYD Marathonnerre I ratings distribution

(33 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
Good, but non-essential (30%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by Lewian
5 stars Marathonnere I is in some ways a very typical 1990s Art Zoyd album. It has a strongly electronic flavour and is full of typical mysterious dark Art Zoyd melodies and rhythms. I know that many listeners prefer their earlier works with more orchestral and acoustic instruments to their later more electronic output, but I am quite fond of their more electronic offerings. I think that the electronic sounds are very tastefully created and combined, and they underline the outworldly extrahuman feeling of the band's music. Marathonnere I is an extract of music for a 12h performance; more of this is on Marathonnere II. What makes the first Marathonnere CD special is that it is more melodic and accessible than many other Art Zoyd's works (including Marathonnere II), at the same time still being unmistakenly Art Zoyd. Also there are a few songs with very straight rhythms; depending on what you like to do with your body, this could work quite well for dancing. "Firebirds" is a good example for a driving, energetic and vibrant rhythmical piece of which there are several here. Quite some warmth is injected into this album by extensive use of voice samples, which give some parts a very tribal feel, and in any way as a human one doesn't feel quite as alone on this than on some other albums from their output. In "Konzo Bele" they even manage to come up with a surprise 4 minutes of stunning beauty; something unheard of on other A.D. albums. This is probably not their most innovative release, but the leading one, at least for me personally, when it comes to putting its melodies and sounds in my head, which have the power to stay with me for long. It may also be a good first taster for people who don't know the band. Don't be fooled, this isn't straight and easy pop music by any means, it is inventive and mysterious, but still, it's also tasteful and good to listen to. If you don't know the band and you're open to electronic music, try this! (If you know the band, try it anyway.)

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