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Hiatus are a French experimental zeuhl / avant-jazz band that self-released one album, Avant Demain, in 1984, that was later reissued on the Cryonic label. They are made up of Pascal Gutman on bass, Jean-Francois Riviere on drums, Franck Marsicano on guitar, Stephane Deschamps on keyboards and Abdoulaye Fall on sax. Their sound is heavy on bass with jazzy sax providing a lot of the drive along with the keys. There?s plenty of dissonance, noisy breaks and zeuhlish heavy swirl.

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2.33 | 3 ratings

Avant Demain
Hiatus Zeuhl

Review by bartymj

2 stars One of many French bands that came and went in the blink of an eye - Hiatus released a single album of avant-garde jazz heavily influenced by the jazzier side of Zeuhl. Lots of bass driving the tracks unlike a lot of "fully" Zeuhl bands which are more drum-based. This is accompanied by a lot of jarring, dissonant noise but there are occasional calm and sometimes beautiful jazz passages too though. Different tracks are written by different members of the group - and you can tell by which instrument is most involved in solo jamming. For the most part its the bass guitar that gives passages a head bopping vibe, although it is quite stop-start so difficult to get into. Not much to speak of personally.
Thanks to nogbad_the_bad for the artist addition.

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