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Harold Needle
5 stars Man, if that album isn't a masterpiece, than I don't know what is.

Three french musical acrobats deliever some of the most amazing, mind-blowing, energetic and playfull music of the decade. Clearly taking inspiration from prog and zeuhl (possibly math rock too), PoiL goes further than its influences and creates a new style, which can not be really compared to any other existing band. "Innovatory" is the key word here. Each of the musicians is ridiculously skilled on his instrument, plus they all contribute non-lyrical (at least for the most part) vocals, which - in opposition to, say, zeuhl movement - are more rhytmic than melodic by nature. Some of the vocal parts actually sound like rap (don't feel discouraged if you don't like the genre, it's the kind of rap a prog fan would certainly enjoy)! The complexity is ridiculous too. They've gotta be among the most tight bands to ever exist.

I can't recommend this band enough. Show PoiL some love, do yourself a solid and check out their live performances.

PS. Their new record "Sus" is coming out in April. I gotta admit, never in my live was I so hyped about a new album from any band. I can smell album of the year already!

Favourite tracks: Fionosphère, Introklitt, Brossaklitt, Patachou, Goddog, Dins o Klitt, Pikiwa, La balade des gentils minouchoux

Least favourite tracks: MAO

Harold Needle | 5/5 |


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