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Etron Fou Leloublan



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4 stars Fascinatingly refined performance on stage I've felt via this live album. Wondering why this stuff cannot get appreciated so highly. As the title says, "En Public Aux 'tats-Unis d'Am'rique" was recorded for their gig in US and released 1979 as their first live album. Sadly I could not attend any of their live performances and have never directly touched environment around their stage, but via this album (not bad as for recording condition and technique on stage) you can feel chilling atmosphere and enthusiastic intention easily ... guess kind of musical cynic and arrogant (in a sense) attitude of theirs might have been comfort of the audience. There would have been a inner mind synchronicity between Etron Fou Leloublan and the audience in front of the stage, I imagine. In this creation their melodic / rhythmic progression like a toy-box is quite vivid and delightful.

From the first song "Christine" their improvisational sound marriage featuring Chris' crazy saxophone is bombastically exploded. Rhythmic complication, distorted voices, and sometimes graceful, uptempo footsteps are cool indeed. On the contrary, the third one "Rose" sounds more of deformed down-tempo depression. In "Un Apres-midi Au Zoo" Guigou's flexible percussion is sort of breakthrough for "visible sounds". One of my faves is "Binet D'eau Chaude" maybe played as improvised material, where are plenty of complex instrumental battles. Talking of cynic, "La Java Des Bombes Atomiques" full of French chanson flavour seasoned with funky voices and sincere organ sounds.

Kaleidoscopic sound variation and diversity give them a definite position in RIO subgenre. This live album could be thought as their status itself, let me say. Yes my love.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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