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Six Cylindres En V



3.41 | 9 ratings

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4 stars Catchy and flowing. Chamber rock and jazz are present, but there's also quite strong march music influences somehow. Compared to Panzerpappa, Miriodor, Volapük, Débile Menthol, Etron Fou Leloublan, for example, Six Cylindres En V is a bit more traditional. It is instrumental that also diminishes the playing/fooling around (Well, there's some choirs etc.). Trumpets, tuba, clarinet, trombone and of course strong sax and drums are still cheerful. Maybe even too cheerful and even boring - sounds almost like a funny movie's background music. Yet, there's nice original astonishing things here and there, and the music doesn't differ so much from those other French style chamber rock bands, though, for example Univers Zero is much more distinguishing and dark compared to all those mentioned. One good thing about Dernier Cri is that it's fairly harmonic and not irritating. And there's diversity, for example from folky chamber music to ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT's bluesy desert jazz that transforms into samba that's totally different mood (4. Marche Piedenez). And those parts melt into a jazz - like if the whole concept named jazz, generally, is based on those two styles. My favourite songs are Mobile (5.) that has much different parts with much rest/pauses, and more avantgardistic even minimalistic touch and WAO (6.) that continues almost krautrock-like "monotonic" pumping that emerges from the previous song, but with bigger intensity. Folk music, like something like klezmer music and some zeuhl (some vocals and for example the strong drums) can be also found on this album.

If you're not acquainted with this kind of music, I maybe don't recommend this album (also because it's instrumental), but even if you aren't and you like many kinds of subtle jazz/fusion, I do. I myself wouldn't say "I do" for this in church, but for being (only) nice, I still must give 4 stars (Maybe 3 ˝).

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