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4.01 | 66 ratings

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4 stars Electronic artist Zanov hops on his shiny new VCS3 and issues forth a cold, chilly brand of electronic music on this debut album. Green Ray clearly owes a significant debt to the Berlin School, with Tangerine Dream and particularly Klaus Schulze's shadow hanging over things. This puts Zanov a little out of step with many of his French contemporaries, who like Jean-Michel Jarre were blazing a somewhat different trail through electronic territory, though at the same time I do detect the odd flash of Heldon in the more direct and aggressive moments here.

What saves the album from being mere pastiche is that Zanov's understanding of his influences clearly isn't shallow; he really knows how the Berlin School works, inside and out, and is able to credibly produce a piece which sits next to other Berlin School material nicely.

Warthur | 4/5 |


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