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A Lyonais rock combo KOUMA have got started in 2012 as an off-shoot of a "unitÚ de rock avant-garde franšaise" POLYMORPHIE founded by Romain DUGELAY (baritone saxophone, keyboards), Damien CLUZEL (baritone guitar), and Leo DUMONT (drums). They've gigged or recorded in parallel with POLYMORPHIE or another project PIXVAE, and released albums via a French independent label Dur Et Doux.

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 AibohphobiA by KOUMA album cover Studio Album, 2019
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Kouma RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams

4 stars Another phobia's come to me. A power avantgarde rock trio Kouma ("Kouma" means "pony" in English, like the sleeve pic they provided lol) are one of combos highly recommended via a French RIO / Avant label Dur et Doux. This album "AibohphobiA" has been released as KOUMA's third creation, and it's well understood why this pony's footprints should be worth listening. Each track goes ahead with much craziness and complication, not like a pretty pony walking forward. Sounds like the three madponies would play with holding you up to ridicule, and amazingly no carelessness nor imperfectness can be heard via their tricky instrumental performances.

From the beginning of the first track "Aller" complex, distorted rhythmic attacks especially by Damien's baritone guitar bullets and Leo's exaggerated drumming get exploded. The impression via their loudness is crazy massive really. And the middle part (my love) reminds you of something like Krautrock soundscape fully with intoxicated guitar and broken atmospheric sound dreammare. Followed by madponies' honkytonk dancing! You must be immersed in such a sticky repetitive melodic dissection. Kind of ethnic texture can be felt here and there ... guess they might be fond of Eastern Asian Taste? The second strong bomb "Retour" sounds like another incarnation of the previous track (don't want to stop playing despite of reversing the lp), but the basal rhythm is simpler and more inorganic enough to notify you this one is more and more funky and difficult. These collective of monotonous, optimistic phrases will completely absorb your inner mind. At last the time will come you cannot understand what is phobia ... but let me say it's crazy fine you can enjoy this brilliant gem.

Oh just now I've found ... this "Aibohphobia" is a palindrome! :P

Thanks to dAmOxT7942 for the artist addition.

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