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Art Zoyd - Art Zoyd 3 [Aka: Symphonie Pour Le Jour O¨ Brűleront Les CitÚs] CD (album) cover


Art Zoyd



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4 stars I've got to admit I just came recently into the fortunate situation to get this album of this great 70's avant-garde/RIO band. Actually it was the first time I listened to anything of them. But I listened already quite a lot of albums of ISILDURS BANE and I've got to say that these guys owe a lot to ART ZOYD. This kind of music might not be the easiest to fall in love to immediately, but honestly while I'm writing this article I'm listening to this album the very first time and I've got to say I like it.Especially the composition of the first track is just awesome. The second one "Masques" is somewhat more difficult to get used to. But still the way the how it's are being played it's nice to listen and enjoyable (and that reminds me so much to ISILDURS BANE) unlike as in many other records from this sub-genre. The Orchestration of all instruments is fitting perfectly together and actually I can't realise any disssonance, it just sounds great, dark in a way, dramatic and full of tension, sometimes reminding to soundtrack music for a thriller. In "Les Fourmis" some really strange vocals are being added up, sounds a bit like a cartoon, rather funny, then there are some spots of riffing taken from MIKE OLFIELD and others, rather chaotic this track, but great! In the last track chaos is going on with some really awful vocal noise accompanied by great (quite chaotic) orchestral instrumentation, rather ZAPPA-esk this thing! Just great!

I'd like to recommend this one to anyone interested in really innovative, but still enjoyable avant-garde music. Necessarily not only for die-hard fans of this sub-genre. Any open-minded prog-fan should check this one out!

hdfisch | 4/5 |


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