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Emmanuel Booz - Le Jour o les Vaches... CD (album) cover

LE JOUR O LES VACHES...

Emmanuel Booz

 

Eclectic Prog

3.71 | 24 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I wonder if Emmanuel likes to drink ? Sorry someone had to say it. My only experience with Booz (the musician) was his final release from 1979 which is a highly rated affair. The problem was I just couldn't get into it at all. So yes my expectations for this 1974 album were quite low. Well was iIever left surprised and impressed with this one. The atmosphere and mellower sections are contrasted so well with the powerful sections, plus the compositions are fantastic. Just a killer album.

"Samedi 15 Decembre" is a short spoken word intro before "Esperence" takes over with the bass out front as it builds. Horns too in this one but it's way too short. So good. "Reveillons-Nous, Reveillez-Vous" has spoken words to start with some interesting instrumental work. Horns, bass and a beat are prominant. It turns intense 3 1/2 minutes in. "Donne" opens with a child's voice which is replaced by strings, which are replaced by reserved vocals and acoustic guitar. The vocals become theatrical and the sound more powerful. Nice. Check out how the drums build after 3 1/2 minutes. Vocal melodies and chants here too. Amazing sound. "Je Ne Peux Pas Te Dire" has sparse piano and fragile vocals along with bass. It's building after 2 minutes. Great sound a minute later as a beat kicks in.

"L'Homme Aux Mille Cles D'or" is uptempo with passionate vocals. "Angouleme" opens with acoustic guitar as reserved vocals join in. Nice. It does get fuller with violin and drums. Great track. "Le Jour Ou Les Vaches" has vocals, drums and organ standing out early. Powerful stuff. It does setle back with vocal melodies joining in. "Nous Les Enfants" ends it and this is the most unmelodic track and the longest. It's mellow early with vocals and some flute. Theatrical vocals and strings after 3 minutes.

A very solid 4 stars for this one. I'm looking forward to spending more time with Booz in the future.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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