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    Posted: June 19 2006 at 16:33
quote from GEPR for those interested in the style
 
ZED - Visions of Dune(1979)
 
An interesting project by French synthesist and composer Bernard Szajner. A kind of electronic zeuhl piece, a little like Heldon / T Dream but with its own angle. The music is inspired by Frank Herberts sci-fi classic Dune and includes many luminaries of the French zeuhl/electronica scene. Klaus Blasquiz of Magma contributes one of his typical chants/rants but fed through an electronic effect on "Ibad." The closest comparison has to be Heldon though with layers upon layers of synth, winsome guitars, strange guttural murmers and sequencers everywhere. Standout track has to be "Harkonnen" a dark pulsating piece with Magma-esque distorted bass and Frippian-guitars. Visions of Dune is a nice little obscurity that will appeal greatly to fans of the French electronicists.
 
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sort of a Rick Wright on steroids


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 01:38
Hmmm... never heard of them, but I'm definately lured in by the inspirations from Dune Embarrassed as well as all the fantastic bands they have been likened to!

They are not in the archives? I was looking and there didn't seem to be any results. I have been meaning to expand my knowledge in the earlier French music... do you think this would be a good place to start?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 04:16
I've got this album but I need to re-listen to it...I will give a short review if I have time.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 08:07
Thanks DB, sounds interesting and good. I'll hunt this down and listen to it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2006 at 14:18
Originally posted by Black Velvet Black Velvet wrote:

Hmmm... never heard of them, but I'm definately lured in by the inspirations from Dune Embarrassed as well as all the fantastic bands they have been likened to!

They are not in the archives? I was looking and there didn't seem to be any results. I have been meaning to expand my knowledge in the earlier French music... do you think this would be a good place to start?
 
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