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Sean Trane
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3 stars This album is a compilation of tracks taken from three of their four albums, excluding Emballade (which had created controversy amongst their fans) but incuding the following album 86's Ne Parlons Pas De Malheur (yet to be included in the ProgArchives as I write this review).

If you are not familiar with Julvene (taking their name from Sci-Fi father Jules Vernes) , this CD is ideal for an introduction to the band's unique chamber music. I am a afraid the Chamber Rock term would be misused here as there is no rock elements in Julverne but if they are associated in the Archives , it would be because of the many links to other Belgian prog bands most notably Cos and Univers Zero. Michel Berckmans (U Z and Von Zamla ) Deschemaeker (future UZ) and Loos (Cos and Belgian Jazz rock scene ) are among the local stars in the line-up of all four albums. The music developped here is also very much comparable to Univers Zero (especially Ceux Du Dehors) and the more recent Present albums. Please note that two of the tracks from Les Coulonneux have been re-recorded for this occasion. The track selection is relatively well spread out over the three albums featured and can be considered as faithful as possible to represent all aspect of the group bar the afore-mentioned Emballade album.

As I said above , there are no rock elements in Julverne , so please approach this group carefully.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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