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3 Primates



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4 stars Probably very few people has ever seen a torrom borrom nor anybody playing it. Romain Baudoin, the mastermind of the 3 Primates project is its inventor. It's a hurdy-gurdy with an electric guitar, and it has an incredible sound.

3 Primates takes the name from one of the solo albums of Baudoin that's 1 Primate. Easy.

The album has a RIO flavor with some hints of Zeuhl. Dark, rhythmic music with the distorted hurdy-gurdy crying sometimes like an ambulance. The musicianship is excellent. Bass and drums are able to create a perfect environment for the crying sound of this hybrid instrument. The tracks are very well structured, nothing seems improvised even if it may be.

Personally, I hear some early Floyd vibe in tracks like Fenix which sounds more psychedelic than RIO. The quasi- screamed vocalisms of the bassist Roman Colautti remind me to Careful with that Axe, Eugene, but also to the crescendo of Tsunami by the Dutch 35007 (a band that I mention quite often). Also the bass intro of Olifan reminds to the Pompeii atmospheres. This track is a great psychedelic trip.

All the tracks have the name of an animal, and I suppose the music tries to represent them in some way. So Olifan has the lazy ongoing of an elephant and the following track has the threatening incoming of a panther.

I'll let you discover the rest of this excellent album wich I strongly suggest to whoever likes not only Avant but psychedelia, too.

It's a "name your price" digital download on Bandcamp. Let's invest few bucks and get it.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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