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Polytoxicomane Philharmonie


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.18 | 32 ratings

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3 stars Electronic sounds + cool Jazz + Rock guitar's licks.

A blending of styles and influences, not that unique as I was meant to understand, but very well accomplished.

This is the kind of release which could have landed, here in PA, in any other of its sub-genres, from Krautrock to Prog-Rock/Electronic to Jazz/Fusion and of course Psychedelic/Space Rock.

Its variety in experimentation could also be tagged as Avant Garde inclined and Rock in Opposition un-structured, but of all those sub-genres I would have chosen Krautrock. It has lots of weird electronic noises and quirky time signatures, but always comes back to basic Rock or Jazz lines.

This band's sound, considering its date of release, should be thought as retro, meaning no real "new" groundbreaking directions, but a faithful extension of the roots they somehow reenact.

Polished yet raw, daringly blending simultaneously all type of these Prog-non-mainstream styles, tainted with Frank Zappa's or Resident's like colors, close to G.A.M.'s or Ash Ra's hypnotic trances, but not really that original in their own music compositions, nevertheless extraordinary in performances, ideas and sound quality. Sound quality which really was ignored or unattainable in those early Krautrock days, which brought back with this top-notch engineering sounds amazing.

Anyway, if you enjoy this release you are a sure candidate to enjoy any of the before mentioned Prog sub-genres ( or F. Zappa's style), which have gone through some very interesting changes up to these this Polytoxicomane Philharmonie's "Psycho Erectus", 2003.

3.5 PA stars for people already acquainted with these stylings and bands and 4 stars for young and hungry for non-mainstream Prog cats.

***3.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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