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Patrick Vian


Progressive Electronic

4.19 | 18 ratings

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3 stars An altogether different proposition to his previous band 'Red Noise's' 'Sarcelles Lochères' which appeared 6 years earlier. This is far more synthetic and electronic in application. It's a pity it has only been released on vinyl (as far as I know) because this would sound great cleaned up for a cd release.

There's some out of place guitar on the first track, but it's pleasant enough with it's synthesised sound. It's what follows that is particularly good. Lots of really nice 70's electronics, ethnic percussion and jungle sounds.

'Old Vienna' pretty much sounds like a track from Wendy Carlos' 'Clockwork Orange'. He's got that Tangerine Dream throbbing bass thing going on in the background which helps quite a bit as I'm a sucker for that kind of thing.

There's really quite a lot going on here, with 'Barong Rouge' sounding very Gamelan in nature with reverbed guitar and metallic pots and pans being thwacked.

You also get some early sequencers thrown in along with squelches and squeals from various electronics. Slowed down and speeded up tape samples along with Laurel and Hardy car horns makes my day towards the end.

I feel rotten giving this a three rather than four star rating. Probably because it's on crackly old vinyl. Harumphh!

A pretty good effort

Dobermensch | 3/5 |


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