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VOYAGE CÉRÉBRAL

Didier Bocquet

 

Progressive Electronic

4.26 | 12 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I can only echo what Guldbamsen has to say about this French Electronic album from 1979. A voyage indeed best heard with headphones on and the lights out. So cool. He does it all himself with synths and electronics and I like the black and white album cover with Didier on it as it sort of represents the melancholy here. All these songs blend into each other and the title really represents what is going on here.

"Interface" has this quiet start as my ears are searching for what's going on but soon slow pulses with interesting sounds over top arrive with spacey synths as well. "Rencontre Psychique" continues with the slow pulses but sequencers and more kick in over top. Not as enjoyable and it almost seems to fade out before 5 minutes as the sound changes slightly to a more melancholic vibe with sequencers.

"Eloignement" has these high pitched sounds that come and go but they stop before 1 1/2 minutes as driving sequencers kick in and more. "Cosmory Theme" continues with the sequencers leading with synths until a change late as we get an experimental ending.

The second half is much better in my opinion beginning with "Prelude" where we hear what sounds like birds chirping but it's not then spacey waves and static-like sounds arrive along with faint percussion-like sounds. The spacey sounds build after a minute. The melancholic synths before 2 minutes sound so good. Just drifting away into the night here.

"Evell Sideral" turns intense rather quickly as the tempo picks up. It settles back around a minute. I like this. Spacey synths over top with sequencers and deep sounding electronics that come and go. Twittering sounds late. "Amorissage" has these slowly pulsing sounds with pinging then this spacey melancholic sound comes in. Some buzzing after 2 minutes but this is drifting and beautifully sad music. "Voyage Terra" has more of those great sounding melancholic synths along with spacey sounds and more. A perfect way to end the album.

A solid 4 stars and this does seem to get better as it goes. One of the better French Electronic albums in my opinion.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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