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2.96 | 51 ratings

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ASHRA changes its style and its line-up with this one. After the ambient electronics of "New Age of Earth" and the spacey guitars of "Blackouts", here comes the space disco-rock! Not as cosmic as Manuel's former albums, but quite energic and refreshing. No long epic tracks, the album consists in enjoyable short and mid-length dynamic and trippy songs.

"Ice Train" opens the show and sets immediately the ambiance. Its pulsing rythm and powerful guitar will take you directly to the heights. More disco-oriented, "Club Cannibal" has some hypnotic passages. Then, the spirit of "New Age of Earth" comes back with "Oasis", a soft but sometimes a bit lazy song. The next track, "Bamboo Sands" sounds like a mixture of Giorgio Moroder and Mike Oldfied. Groovy, and enchanting too.

In contrast, "Morgana Da Copa" is the spaciest passage of the record. Very relaxing, the tune makes you travel to stange worlds. Manuel's guitar playing is very inspired. Although the longest song of the disc, "Pas De Trois" is quite disappointing and repetitive. Just skip it. The floydian mood of "Phantasus" concludes well the album and could have last longer...

Dynamic, uneven and various, fun and trippy, the third release from ASHRA marks a rupture with the former acts. Not everybody will enjoy the newly adopted style, but if you're not afraid of disco beats, give it a try.

Modrigue | 3/5 |


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