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Jazz Rock/Fusion • France


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One Shot was created in 1999 by keyboarder Emmanuel Borghi and guitarist James McGaw, both Ex-Magma musicians. The original duo was completed by bassist Philippe Bussonnet and drummer Daniel Jeand'heur for their first self-titled record, released in 1999. Originally only a demo tape, the record presents classic jazz-rock with strong influences by the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Their second record "Vendredi 13" was recorded live on April 13, 2001 in the "Cave A Musique" in Mâcon (France) and contains long instrumental compositions closer to Magma with a touch of King Crimson. In an interview the band members described their music as 'rock-jazz-progressive' with a special accent on the rock sound. In 2006 the band released their third record "Ewaz Vader" comprised of four long compositions with a harder edge, occasionally approaching metal.

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Discography:
One Shot [studio] (1999)
Vendredi 13 [live] (2001)
Ewaz Vader [studio] (2006)

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3.74 | 13 ratings
One Shot
1999
4.16 | 45 ratings
Ewaz Vader
2006
4.22 | 73 ratings
Dark Shot
2008

ONE SHOT Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.63 | 8 ratings
Vendredi 13
2001
4.34 | 10 ratings
Live in Tokyo
2011

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 One Shot by ONE SHOT album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.74 | 13 ratings

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One Shot
One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars One Shot started in late-90's as a project of former Magma members Emmanuel Borghi (keyboards) and James MacGaw (guitars).To complete the line-up they recruited another ex- Magma member, bassist Philippe Bussonnet (also a collaborator of Francois Thollot and later member of BBI) and drummer Daniel Jeand'heur (member of Francois Thollot's group, Amygdala and Pienza Ethnorkestra).One Shot started as a live band and actually their self- produced debut from 1999 was a one-day recording of tracks presented live at the time, which took place on 22th February, 1999 at Le Moulin de Villery and eventually saw a reissue by Soleil Zeuhl as ''Reforged'' in 2010 with a bonus track.

Good and challenging electric Jazz-Rock is the style met in the album, totally instrumental, and having a tendency towards furious grooves and dark dissonances.A pounding and powerful rhythm section leads all tracks, where MacGaw and Borghi are given plenty of space for full- blown interplays, solos and improvisations.There is a breezy air of a ''live'' atmosphere throughout with long breaks full of jazzy atonal battles, coming out of MacGaw's fiery guitar playing and Borghi's frenetic electric piano.The longer tracks are not surprisingly the more interesting ones with a variety in tempos and moods, being also more tightly structured, though a sense of free performance is always around.''One shot'' is among the most interesting pieces with a feeling of Electric and Canterbury Jazz-Rock dominating the sound in a mid- tempo delivery.The same atmosphere follows ''La Main du Diable'' and ''Un Jour dans l'Est'', two pieces divided into smooth jazzy interplays and heavy Jazz-Rock explosions with great performances by the members.The rest of the tracks are partly dissonant and hard-to-get-into pieces or heavy Jazz-Rock with a more dynamic atmosphere.

The material on ''One Shot'' is the result of a band wanting to put together the free sense of jamming with the more constructed face of Jazz-Rock, ending up to be a very long piece of music characterized of the fundamentals of these styles.Powerful, energetic and challenging, this release has a great luck to satisfy all fans of jazzy instrumental Rock music and even more.Recommended.

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 Live in Tokyo by ONE SHOT album cover Live, 2011
4.34 | 10 ratings

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Live in Tokyo
One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Rivertree
Special Collaborator Psych/Space Team & Band Submissions

4 stars Is this still (progressive) jazz rock or already zeuhl? ... never mind, there's some fluent passage to state in any case. No wonder, three current MAGMA band members (guitar, bass, keys) are involved here, plus drummer Daniel Jeand'heur. You can experience outtakes from a fantastic performance by this French quartet, recorded 2010 in Japan. One hour brimful of big-hearted and virtuoso moments, each track is clocking around the ten minute mark, so they take the time to let it evolve in each and every case ... let's go Tokyo!

Provided with a strong fusion and canterbury styled outfit Black P is my personal highlight. I adore the dramatic Rhodes piano riffs at the beginning, Bruno Ruder arrives at top form while playing in such a playful manner, and it sounds like he's using a wah-wah pedal here - fantastic! This also features guitar solos and an irresistibly meandering bass. With Ewaz Vader they probably seem to break all records when it comes to the tempo, wow! Can't really imagine what is composed here and what improvised on the other hand. Def MK1 at least stands for well attuned guitar and Rhodes cooperation which never ever can come out of the blue.

'Live In Tokyo' showcases a very energetic presence, recorded with top-notch audio quality on top of it - well, please concentrate on this powerful bass for a while! Highly recommended to jazz rock and zeuhl fans. An album with complex arrangements which even sometimes seem to lose order in between, dizzying ... but always with intent ... and caution. It all lives from the musician's somnambulistic interaction of course, just take Monsieur G which leaves me fascinated every time I listen. Can't imagine who has the ability to make it better - please tell me. 4.5 stars with entitlement to a masterpiece ... we just have to wait a while.

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 Live in Tokyo by ONE SHOT album cover Live, 2011
4.34 | 10 ratings

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One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Mellotron Storm
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5 stars ONE SHOT are one of my all-time favourite bands.That combination of Fender Rhodes piano, huge bass lines and outstanding drumming all in a dark and heavy setting just does it for me. Yes there is guitar too but it seems to take a back seat in this style of music a lot of the time. 3 / 4 of the band were MAGMA members and as you might guess from the band's name they didn't really expect to carry on after the one concert. I say 3 / 4 "were" MAGMA members because keyboardist Emmanuel Borghi has since been replaced by Bruno Ruder, but of note he has also replaced Emmanuel in MAGMA. The guy can play ! And we still get tons of my beloved Fender Rhodes piano.This is a live performance from Tokyo, Japan and we even get the talents of guitarist Kido Natsuki on the final track.You might know him from BONDAGE FRUIT or KOREKYOJIN.

"Urm" is my favourite and it opens with a slow, dark beat as the Fender Rhodes comes and goes. A change 3 1/2 minutes then we get some huge bass lines a minute later. Love the guitar which reminds me of ANEKDOTEN. Check out the piano after 9 minutes as that heavy, hypnotic rhythm continues.Amazing track ! "Black P" is a classic ONE SHOT track. Check out the deep, growly bass from Bussonnet as the drums pound and the guitar plays over top. The Fender Rhodes comes and goes. Mac Gaw is ripping it up on the guitar after 5 minutes then it's Ruder's turn on the piano.

"Def MKI" begins with guitar then the drums and bass take over followed by keys. Angular guitar before 4 minutes. Great sound after 5 minutes. "Ewas Vader" has this pulsating ryhthm as the piano plays over top and the guitar grinds away. Incredible ! The throbbing bass with piano after 5 minutes sounds so good. It gets really intense after 9 minutes to end it. "Missing imperator" is quite heavy with slabs of bass and drums to start. It settles into a slow but heavy groove then it picks up before 3 minutes. The guitar continues over top. It settles back around 11 minutes and we get some killer drum work from Jeand'heur here. "Monsieur G" is the jazziest tune on here and the guitar (Kido) lights it up around a minute.The piano replaces the guitar. It turns jazzy again late to end it.

Well I am a fan-boy but 5 stars is what I have to give up for this live offering.

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 Vendredi 13 by ONE SHOT album cover Live, 2001
3.63 | 8 ratings

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Vendredi 13
One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

3 stars Even if One Shot's second album is a live release (recorded on Friday 13th, 2001 in Macon, France), but it contains all-original material, so it should be regarded as a full-fledged album. Graced with a polar artwork and featuring the same line-up, this album was again a long-OOP private pressing, but is now again available through the Soleil Zeuhl label. What's changed is the general sonic feel as this second effort is much more refined than their raw debut album, but you'll be nowhere near the neo-prog production values either. Indeed, this Friday 13th remains a typical Zeuhl album, without any kind of compromises or concessions.

The opening two-part 20-mins+ I Had A Dream piece is demented track that might be a little too repetitive and overstay its welcome, despite an extremely complex rhythm pattern. For the rest of the album, OS delivers another batch of their dark and sombre soundscapes, between King Crimson and Magma, and on the more modern or lesser-known influences, one could mention Potemkine, Vortex, NeBeLNeST and a few more. The 9-mins No track is the jazziest track of them all, and I mean this in the "standard jazz" manner, because of the second part of the track's solos are very much in that vein - and therefore less broody and menacing.. The following Wild Way is definitely the most-fusiony. Sooooo, you could say that One Shot sounds typically French prog, with some Zeuhl and fusion touches, induced by the pounding bass, but also the dark atmospheres of their music.

Personally, I do not find that Vendredi 13 is their better album and it should not serve as an intro (try the remastered debut or the latest Dark Shot), and might just be my least fave, but it is still an excellent Jazz-Zeuhl album, although there are albums much more urgent to discover before you get to this one.

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4.34 | 10 ratings

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Live in Tokyo
One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Padraic
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4 stars This live set recorded in Tokyo during One Shot's tour of Japan in 2010 is simply a breathtaking, blistering performance. The sound quality of the recording is absolutely first rate, the separation of the individual instruments remarkable as well as the overall clarity. This recording is our introduction to the newest member of the band, keyboardist Bruno Ruder, and he certainly does not disappoint with his playing throughout the record. While all the musicians deliver outstanding performances, it is worth noting that Daniel Jeand'heur has over the years honed his craft, and evidence of this is fully displayed here - he plays with such ferocious precision that calls to mind the late great Pip Pyle at times. Then of course we have one of the premier modern masters of the bass guitar; Bussonnet does nothing short of giving us one of the finest performances of his career.

This is the one of those records where the only knock on it is it might be too short! While the album is fantastic start to finish, a wonderful highlight for me personally was the performance of Ewaz Vader - the band took what was already a great studio cut to the next level, with an intense, unrelenting rendition.

It's easy to run out of superlatives for this record. One Shot has clearly established themselves at the forefront of modern jazz-rock outfits. For fans of zeuhl and high-energy jazz-rock, this release simply must be obtained. 4.5 stars - I was sorely tempted to round to 5. Highest possible recommendation.

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 Dark Shot by ONE SHOT album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.22 | 73 ratings

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Dark Shot
One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

4 stars Latest release (that I know of) from this French "Zeuhl" quartet, and a double disc affair: with one studio album (recorded over three months in early 08 in the Le Triton studio) and a live DVD of a concert, recorded early in that recording period over the adjoining concert hall. The still-unchanged line-up of OS delivers another batch of their dark and sombre instrumental soundscapes, between King Crimson and Magma or even Univers Zero, and on the more modern or lesser-known influences, one could mention Potemkine, Vortex, NeBeLNeST and a few more. Sooooo, you could say that One Shot sounds typically French prog, with some Zeuhl touches, induced by the pounding bass, but also the dark atmospheres of their music.

The DVD disc is made from one night's concert, where the band was allowed to develop their musical realm, but they chose mostly to feature their in-progress work of the album they were busy with. Indeed only Ewaz Vader (from the album of the same name) and Urm (from Vendredi 13) were familiar to the small public, the rest of their set being from the Dark Shot studio album. As you can guess, the DS tracks are much rawer live than their final studio versions, but they're already fairly close to their final version. As for EV and Urm, they sounded understandably more at ease with those older numbers. There is also a bonus live footage in the studio version of Blade (from their new album) and a two-part interview that is of relative interest. While all One Shot albums are fairly close sonically (especially with their first album recently remixed and remastered), this means that anyone of them could serve as an introduction to the band's works since they are all representative of the band's oeuvre, but if you're going to chose just one, you might want to choose the present Dark Shot, precisely because you get a visual aperçu performance to complete the aural experience.

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 Ewaz Vader by ONE SHOT album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.16 | 45 ratings

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One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Sean Trane
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3 stars Third album from this French "Zeuhl" quartet (your basic instrumental prog quartet), one that got the help of the Triton association in Paris, released in 06 and that was distributed through the Musea label. The still-unchanged line-up of OS delivers another batch of their dark and sombre soundscapes, between King Crimson and Magma or even Univers Zero, and on the more modern or lesser-known influences, one could mention Potemkine, Vortex, NeBeLNeST and a few more. Sooooo, you could say that One Shot sounds typically French prog, with some Zeuhl touches, induced by the pounding bass, but also the dark atmospheres of their music.

The opening title track starts the album on a demented pace, but to be honest, it's rather repetitive and overstays its welcome, despite being the shortest track on the disc. The following 15-mins Fat tracks offers an excellent intense ambiance, on that can remind some of the mid-70's fusion (Borghi's electric piano helps out a lot) before smlowly dying away in flurry of beauty. If the following I Had A Dream pt 3 & 4 (the continuation of the two tracks on the previous album) starts out smooth and almost ambient, it soon crescendos to an amazing 100 MPH. The closing Missing Imperator is McGaw's first composition for the group since its origins, but it's not like his "songwriting" differs much from the rest of the band.

BTW, I haven't been able to view the famous bonus video that's supposed to be on the disc, so I can't comment on it, but it won't change my outlook of the album, giving it an average One Shot rating, because EV is no better or worse than their other albums, just a bit of a return to their debut album's newer version (remixed & remastered). Soooo it's your call to see if you need all of the OS albums..

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 One Shot by ONE SHOT album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.74 | 13 ratings

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One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

4 stars 3.75 stars, but rounded-up!!

One Shot is one of those French Zeuhl band that benefits from a semi-legendary status, despite the band being only around for slightly more than a decade. The wild instrumental quartet (lead by American guitarist McGaw, keyboardist Borghi and bassist Bussonet) released their debut album in 99, and followed-up with two more albums throughout the next decade. As the title of the present disc might indicate, the present album is a re- melting of their debut album (the only available version nowadays), some ten years after its original version, because they thought that the recording process was somewhat perfectible, but it's not like we're about to get an over-produced and slickest album, quite the opposite..

OS's instrumental soundscape is a typical Zeuhlian product, one that owes still to the Kobaian band, but clearly shows its personality. You will instantly recognize the French paw, despite a certain propensity of McGaw at splashing his incendiary guitar solos at the forefront. Aside McGaw's guitar pyrotechnics, you can only be impressed at Bussonet's pulsing bass and Borghi's excellent Hammond and Rhodes exhibitions, while Jeandheur's drumming is aptly responding at his musical pals' adventures. Despite the renovation of the original recording, the album has kept a very immediate in-your-face almost-jammy rawness that characterizes One Shot, much of it, courtesy of McGaw's bleeding guitar. Generally the music flies around the speed of sound, but there is a fairly welcome rest in the 10-mins with Un Jour Dans l'Est, where Borghi's Rhodes reigns king above all, before Bussonet's Riff Fantom just sends the album into Neptune's orbit, especially with Jeandheur's awesome drumming performance. Added as a bonus on this remixed, remastered and repackaged Reforged version of the album, Fleuve is a cool bonus track (a real one), but definitely jazzier and "cleaner" in terms of sonics.

Clearly Soleil Zeuhl's captain Alain has again dropped a very timely bomb in the Zeuhl microcosm (he just stroke another major blow with the reissue of eider Stellaire's debut album), but it's not like the very-involved nature of One Shot's Zeuhl music will draw big sales. Nothing to revolutionize the Zeuhlian world, but along with early Eskaton or Stellaire, this is the kind of album that perpetuates the legend of the genre, but beware that this gem is un-carved.

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 Ewaz Vader by ONE SHOT album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.16 | 45 ratings

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Ewaz Vader
One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Bonnek
Special Collaborator Prog Metal Team

5 stars Jazz-Rock from France. Mainly inspired by Mahavishnu Orchestra, but as with seemingly all modern progressive bands from that country, the looming shadow of Magma is unavoidable. Of course, in case of One Shot, that shouldn't surprise anyone. Both the keyboard player Emmanuel Borghi, the guitar player James McGaw and bass sensation Philippe Bussonnet have made regular appearances in the Magma line-up since 2000.

One Shot don't play Zeuhl though, but rather heavily rocking dark instrumental jazz-rock where only the steady rhythms and repetitive bass patterns are reminiscent of Magma. The guitar is much more prominent and also the keyboards add greatly to the sound.

Things start with a blast on Ewaz Vader, a rocking backbeat with drilling Magma bass loops and twirling Fripp guitar riffs. The intensity doesn't drop for a minute on this one. Fat slows the speed to a brooding mid-paced jazz-rock jam with clear Mahavishnu Orcestra influences in the keyboard playing. The track builds up to a wild but controlled chaos. This track has an organic flow and dynamics that most post-rock bands can only dream of. Also I Had A Dream starts in a pensive jazzy mood before it starts shifting gears to its furious finale. Missing Imperator is another one for the Crimson fans, with its abundance of heavy riffs and groovy drum and bass interplay.

Listening to these musicians makes you speechless, so proficient yet playing so tightly together. Why is this band so obscure? I also wouldn't have heard of them if it wasn't for PA's Master Of Dark Prog-Arts Sinkadotentree. Thanks mate!

This album should mesmerise every fan of King Crimson's Red and Mahavishnu Orchestra in a heavy rock-out mood. Also the masses supporting bands like Magma, Guapo and Nebelnest should watch out for this.

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 One Shot by ONE SHOT album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.74 | 13 ratings

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One Shot
One Shot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Finally ONE SHOT has re-issued their debut. Originally the band released 500 copies which were all sold years ago. This one is under the Soleil Zeuhl label and it's been remixed and remastered. New cover art and a new title too as they call it "Reforged" instead of it being self titled. This was originally recorded in one day. I like this album a lot, it's not as dark or heavy as the two studio albums that follow but that's okay, I like how Jazzy it is, and at times it seems improvised. A lot looser feel here overall. For those who don't know this 4 piece band includes 3 members of MAGMA (Borghi, Bussonnet & MacGaw) along with a killer drummer named Daniel Jeand'heur.

"MDM" opens with some atmosphere then it kicks in before a minute. Everything stands out here, the bass, guitar, drums and keyboards. They're just ripping it up after 6 minutes. It ends like it began. "Monsieur G" features some prominant guitar early then the bass, keyboards and drums take the lead 2 1/2 minutes in. The guitar is back before 4 minutes. "33" opens with drums and chunky bass before the angular guitar arrives. A blistering display after 3 1/2 minutes. "One Shot" is led by bass and cymbals before the keys and drums join in before a minute. The guitar makes some noise before 3 1/2 minutes and later before 8 1/2 minutes to end it. "Le Main Du Diable" is the longest track at 11 1/2 minutes and a top three for me. It's uptempo to start then it settles with guitar as contrasts continue. It turns dark and experimental after 2 minutes. Nice. Check out the keys ! The guitar comes to the fore later then it turns uptempo again.

"Un Jour Dans L'Est" is another top three. Faint keys to open. Cymbals before 2 minutes. It's building. Bass joins in as it stays pretty laid back as keys lead. "Riff Fantom" is my favourite. This is classic ONE SHOT right here. Dark, heavy and very powerful like the albums to follow. Nice guitar work 5 minutes in. The drumming is fantastic later on. Incredible track. "Fleuve" is the bonus track which was recorded at the same time as these other songs. Guitar led and relaxed early on before the keyboards take the lead. Guitar is back later. I like it.

This was originally recorded February 22nd 1999 and the followup studio album ("Ewas Vader") wouldn't be released for about 7 years. An early look at this amazing band. A must for ONE SHOT fans and fans of Jazz / Rock / Fusion.

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