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L'HOMME-LOUP

Motis

 

Prog Folk

4.26 | 19 ratings

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brainsuccasurgery
4 stars If we have to measure the importance of a band to the number of followers he has generated, no doubt Ange would appear at the top of the scale of the world's most influential French rock formations. Motis, the Emmanuel Tissot band that is one of those followers is not the first (nor the last, hopefully) to claim a share of the angelic heritage, at least from the creative wealth accumulated in the years 70. for example, just a year after the release of the legendary Au dela du délire (Ange, 1974) Atoll is somewhat inspired by. And since it has not calmed down. But unlike all the current and past band, young musicians Motis drink greedily from other sources, on the outskirts of the prog field or not. The principal is called Malicorne, folk band developed raging with happiness and success at the same time (the glorious 70's, so). Therefore, each album of Motis oscillates between a tribute to cloudy sounds (Mellotron and organ tampered ...) and bright styles (symphonic rock ...) of French vintage prog, and some intimate breath terrible legends of our land so dear to the former group of Gabriel Yacoub.

L'homme loup, the fourth Motis album accentuates this two-headed appearance while confirming the qualitative accelerator already been shot forward with the previous generation, the pleasant Prince des hauteus (2004). Motis is not only a son born of the Ange and Malicorne light. It is a full of personality that seeks group finds themselves allows audacity. Significant changes, primarily in terms of orchestration, with the increased use of keyboards (Mellotron very present, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes and moog solo!), And some guests, trumpet (or alternately jazzy south America!) or violin, to flesh out the story arrangements alternating with flute Florent "Flo" Tissot. Only regret the absence of the electric guitar magic of Flo who amazed us with his quiet virtuosity (similar to Brezovar) on the previous album.

brainsuccasurgery | 4/5 |

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