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2.24 | 6 ratings | 1 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Premiere Vision De L'Etrange (11:30)
2. M2 C (8:30)
3. Cycles Cosmiques (9:30)
4. Cascades (5:15)
5. La Marche Inouie De Kasar (L'Homme-Robot) (4:40)

Total Time 39:25

Line-up / Musicians

- Jean-Michel Valette / guitasr, synthesizers
- Marc Perdrix / bass
- Charles Bevand / drums

Releases information

LP Calypsia ‎- cal 78010 (1978, France)
LP O-Music ‎- OM 71076-1 (2015, Germany) Remastered (?)

CD O-Music ‎- OM 71060 (2014, Germany) Remastered (?)

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OCARINAH Première Vision De L'Étrange ratings distribution

(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (33%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
2 stars I'm sure there will be many positive reviews for this one eventually as it seems to be highly thought of by most reviewers who have rated this one. They were a trio from France who released this sole album in 1978. We get a drummer, bassist and synth/guitarist. All three had a hand in composing these five instrumentals. I must say that I've owned this one for at least 8 years and it's not a legit copy as it was released by Tachika Records back then. My only option at the time.

I have to pat myself on the back here because I really don't like the sound of the synths on this album yet I spun this one over and over and over again, many times. And the synths have the same tone throughout and it's very prominent. Relentless might be a better word I suppose. He does play some guitar too but yeah synths dominate here and the album comes off as being samey. Honestly I just don't like it and so I won't be doing a detailed review as I just can't bring myself to go through it one more time.

As far as the Zeuhl designation goes I have a hard time agreeing with it, but then I'm not sure where else you would put it. The bass while prominent at times isn't fuzzed out or in the Zeuhl style. No chanting of course either or Fender Rhodes. It comes off as a melancholic synth driven album that fails to capture my appreciation in any way. I'm glad I finally spent some time with it if only to know I'm not into it(haha). I tried.

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