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Arnaud Bukwald


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4 stars Brilliantly colourful musical therapy in a progressive manner, let me say. A French multi-instrumentalist / wide-range progressive gift-child Arnaud BUKWALD launched the sixth album of the series "La Marmite Cosmique". Arnaud's terrific artistic virtuoso has been fully exerted in this creation. This album consists of two long tracks (especially the first one "Contes Lunaires" is over twenty minute long) but never redundant ... every single track tells you a kaleidoscopic variation of sound components. Sounds like they have mainly deep, fashionable, stylish atmosphere plus heavy, dynamic impressions here and there ... yes just like a mixture of sensitive, fantastic Bourgogne Rouge and astringent, powerful Bordeaux Rouge.

"Contes Lunaires" is a masterpiece. Magnificent opening and delightful female voices, seasoned with oriental flavour or sutra-ish taste, is another temptation. The following stage is quite lyrical jazz rock, that could remind you of the similar vein to Québécois versatile rock commune L' INFONIE. And comfortable is electronic spices. Symphonic female voices are kinda oasis, and it might be good such an oasis come between flexible jazzy movements. The latter part is quite exciting and thrilling, along with an attractive instruments parade. Intriguing guitar plays and solemn pipe organ chants are pretty of speciality. Wondering this soundscape would have been created by Arnaud himself? Excellent. Contrary to the first masterpiece, the second stage "Dynamogeny'' has quite different texture. Psychedelic organ pieces, slow-tempo shoegaze bluesy guitar explosions are melancholic but promising. Slightly lengthy but dreamy fluent synthesizer-oriented funky line-arts make you tonic. Arnaud's diverse soundscape can be heard through the entire creation.

In conclusion, you can digest his aesthetic music talent out via this album. A fascinating stuff.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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