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3.73 | 180 ratings

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4 stars This review is based on the following CD release: Philips 842 240-2

"Emile Jacotey" is my first ANGE experience. Apart from the highly original artwork this album is a witness to a highly artistic, almost theatrical musical performance. The histrionic vocals in the best tradition of Gabriel, Hammill, or Fish leave a very memorable impression. The lyrics are in French. As far as I can judge, they are quite metaphoric and although making little sense in general they are highly imaginative and remind you of the early Gabriel texts. Most of the songs are quite easy to get into and I after a couple of listens I was able to sing along. I'd say this is a very good work which should appeal to the fans of early GENESIS. Overall, the music deserves three solid stars and I am adding one more star for the original sound (especially the vocals!) and an interesting concept (incorporating into the songs the life of a seemingly ordinary person; but each ordinary person is a universe in itself). I am looking forward to getting to know the rest of ANGE classic albums.

warwick | 4/5 |


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