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    Posted: March 12 2008 at 22:42
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First of all, you can listen and even download their whole 2007 release from here:
 
 
Made up of Tunisian immigrants in France, Ursula Minor was formed at first as Ursa Minor by the two Aloulou brothers, Omar (bass) and Sami (vocals), who were in the punk band Stavka.
They were joined by their cousin, Ali Aloulou (keyboards, guitars), selim Zaoui (drums) and a former Stavka member, Moshen Ben Shaikh (guitar, programming). Several changes have lead to the joining of Elyes Farhat (keyboards), allowing thus for Ali to take charge of Moshen who has left the band to form the band E with a former Stavka member (Zied Hamrouni).
 
The band released in 2007 their first album, which is also the first part of a trilogy, under the name of Andalib Sukut (fable d’Omerta Bucco).
The music has been said to remind and been influenced by the likes of Robert Wyatt, Soft Machine, Mars Volta and Pink Floyd, mixing a semi-apparent punk style with a psychedelic rock basis.
The album is in fact a one continuous piece of about half an hour, divided into chapters and is a very well done and varied psych/space listening experience.
 
Try it! (It's free...)
 
 


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Again, let me emphasize that you can listen and even download their whole 2007 release from here:

 
Think space-rock with a TMV sound...
 
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Stumbled on this bump....
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2008 at 15:51
and yet again...
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2008 at 21:27
Hi Assaf, I downloaded this back with your first post, but I am finally getting around to listening to it today.  I think that the bands of influence are referenced.  Kind of a spacey Mars Volta.  Vocally the singer sounds like The Mars Volta singer throughout alot.  Unfortunately for me, I don't really like the way that the Mars Volta singer sings.  So far that has been a major turnoff to me for that band.  Hopefully it will grow on me. 
 
As to the Ursa Minor album there were some parts where they were musically very good, but other parts that seemed quite disjointed to me.  These disjointed parts probably will appeal to others more than they would appeal to me.  By the way, what was with the elephant sounds?  I'm not sure if those were intentional or not and I wasn't listening close enough to catch the reason for their inclusion. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2008 at 23:13
I remember listening to the album while evaluating it. Great band! Highly recommended for fans of modern space rock with a hard edge.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2008 at 14:36
 By the way, what was with the elephant sounds?  I'm not sure if those were intentional or not and I wasn't listening close enough to catch the reason for their inclusion. 
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understanding french is needed to understand what is behind the elephant sounds. a quick translation of the lyrics shows that they're dealing with a woman with an elephant shaped body, appearing in "Elephante Culte"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2008 at 19:20

First review of Andalib Sukut on progarchives :

 
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