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Cul De Sac

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

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. China gate (1:10)
2. Sakhalin (5:49)
3. Nepenthe (8:43)
4. Doldrums (5:42)
5. James Coburn (6:30)
6. Virgin among cannibals (2:10)
7. ...and his teeth got lost in the mattress (3:04)
8. Hemispheric events command (6:13)
9. The fourth eye (11:32)
10. The Colomber (6:12)
11. China gate (reprise) (0:30)
12. Utopia Pkwy (6:52)

Total Time: 64:55

Line-up / Musicians

- Robin Amos / keyboards
- Chris Fujiwara / bass
- Glenn Jones / guitars
- Jon Proudman / drums

Releases information

CD Thirsty Ear / LP & CD Flying Nun

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CUL DE SAC China Gate 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 Sean Trane
3 stars 3,5 stars really!!!!

I am still looking for a CDS album to really reach a fourth star rating , and I had placed high hopes on this one based on recommendations. But alas , this is yet a very worthy album but it does not set my passions ablaze as all of what I have heard from them so far (5 albums) are interesting but nothing has come to punch my guts out and knock my breath away.

While there are some magnificent moments on this album (maybe some of the best CDS tracks ) , the album is rather uneven. What a difference between the cold and somber but impeccably presented climates of Sakhalin and the rough, disorderly and sloppy 11 min+ Fourth Eye. It Is a good thing that this "monster" track is wrapped around to much finer tracks as Hemispheric and Colomber. with the usual Can influences.

I will probably stop my endeavours/adventures at this album (that is all that is available at the local library) but can direct you at Immortality Lessons for the best introduction possible, although I dare say if you are a Krautrock fan, and love Can in particular , I think that you cannot go wrong on any CDS album , especially in their earlier discography.

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