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4 stars Some time ago I was asked by french musician Julian Julien if I would like to listen to the new album of his progressive jazz band named Fractale.

The name of the album is "Surann' - Live", and as it's said in the title, the whole album is recorded while live performances.

I have to say that I didn't realise that it was really a live album after I heard some claps at the end of the first song. The sound quality it's so good that it could be released as a studio album instead.

I was told about the influences of the album, including bands like Pink Floyd and Magma. And it was right, because the sound of both those bands can be recognise in the album. The space rock psychedelic music from Pink Floyd and the great jazz sound from Magma. So I would finally describe this band as an Experimental Jazz one.

It's and album that every jazz fanatic should like, with great trumpets riffs and improvisations from all the instruments.

I personally really liked it since the very beginning and it would be great for everyone, including Julian and his band, that more people could know about this.

It's a pity that the sound of some great bands like this one gets lost due to the mainstream sound which big music business needs to be listened.

I hope Fractale gets as high as it can in music industry.

Paleoprog | 4/5 |


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