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4 stars I don't know if putting Zelensky's voice on the track may cause copyright issues. Zelensky was an artist, too. Anyway, this 20 minutes track is good. It has a bit of late Floyd influence but mainly a post-rock vibe which has made me think to bands like PERHAPS. I started digging Corvisier's music from the first releases, and when I dig an artist I'm not used to "jump" to the last release in this way, but seeing it on thePA home page has triggered my curiosity. In addition, it's a Bandcamp free download, so all you have to spend is just a few of your time.

It starts with birds and acoustic guitar, like the artist wants to underline the quiet before the storm. Children's laughters and mute vocals remind also to the last works of the greek genius VANGELIS. Laughters again on a single note. This is when the link with Pink Floyd appears. The very bass frequence behind the clean guitar sounds like the intro of Obscured by Clouds, even if for just few seconds. It's not the same saound, it sets a similar mood.

The nice clean electric guitar, instead, doesn't sound very Floydian. We are now at half the track. After a keyboard intro, children now cry over bass, drone drums and guitar. When the voices stop, it's like the instruments are accompanying the refugees.

Then it comes Zelezny, the sirens, the war sounds. Obsessive drums and keyboards lead to a rockier part which is perfect to support the war sounds. It's a 3 chords progression which goes on for a while.

4 minutes to go. Everything seems to stop. Thunders and bombs continue and a new 2 chords theme starts, but this time is "disturbed" by an untuned keyboard sound. Then the guitar strings start bending. Good bass work in foreground. Stereo effects. a couple of guitars playing different but similar riffs.

40 seconds more. Just keyboard, a child sings, and finally Zelensky says "Slava Ukraina". That's all.

Well, I like it. Compared to the first works of Corvisier, this is way more consistent and succeeds in transmitting the sensations that he wants to transmit to the listener.

Message received, and 4 stars.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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