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Albert Marcoeur



3.33 | 20 ratings

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3 stars For fans of Débile Menthol or Etron Fou Leloublan, but with more light approach (and maybe some too odd things)

(1.) Monsieur Lipousse is a short track, with some nice rhythmic things, but I think I hate the sound or at least the style of the vocals, whereas those previously mentioned French (language) bands' vocals are mostly nice.

Le Fugitif (2.) children's agent rock, quite bombastic, repetitive heavy jazz patterns.

Le nιcessaire ΰ chaussures (3.) - Of course Albert Marcoeur uses many vocal styles, so there's more raw, punk vocals here, and the music is blend of it, quite proto-punk (With touch of Captain Beefheart for example more glammy Roxy Music, like the song Virginia Plain), energetic, but there are lighter parts mixed. The song isn't very coherent all in all, though it's pretty simple. Albert Marcouer reminds me here and commonly of Central European experimental music, like Buldozer, Dvouletá Fáma, Psí vojáci, with their different view for pop/rock.

(4.) Le pιre grimoine is very nice song when the warm orchestration comes in, bluesy and symphonic but very colourful (see Arachnoďd - Le Chamadčre, there's eg same kind of mood changes), but the vocals are so pitiful (well, I mean that the singer is whining like a sick person - it's nice nice concept but not working here so well) in some parts, that the art of it makes it difficult to understand. And again, the track could be longer (with more symphonicism).

Doctorine (5.) is pretty much like Alamaailman Vasarat, light desert jazz. This is maybe the only harmonic piece here, not so experimental, but still, I think Alamaailman Vasarat is even boring.

Le jus d'abricot (6.) is just an alive pop song, with more full orchestration of course, but the melodies just aren't working for me. The ending half emphasizes jazz (quite regular) from the first part, but there's not much special musically.

La cucillette des noix (7.) - Almost spoken word, and there's occasions when orchestra plays (there's also very nice vocals in one part). Could sound messed up, stupid experimental art, but here it works. It's like warm chamber orchestra with Italian folk influences (see for example Mamma Non Piangere). But also lighter Italian folk is here and there through the album.

Elle Ιtait belle (8.) - Stupid lightness with syrup vocals, and I also vomit. And once again, there's some nice parts, warm Gentle-Giant-like structures (but too few, too few!)

Fermez le porte (9.) is a short interlude with noise/speaking and lovely (warm, of course) classical ending!

Lΰ d'dans (10.) has some things that I've expected/hoped here. The briskness goes into weirder poppy things, with weird structures (well, it sound a bit like musical theatre / cabaret music, but it's more like rocky jazz). No complaints, and this is more like Gentle Giant (in some ways).

Ouvre-toi (11.) is light and windy ending, no complaints here either, but there's not much value, either.

Sickening art is art, too, and I almost think that purpose is in Albert's subconscious, at least. There's so many nice things that could be extended and not sillyfied. But I thin the irritating things aren't so irritating for some people, and all in all I recommend this album for anyone who likes a bit more avant-garde music.

progressive | 3/5 |


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