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Sébastien Gramond


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3.00 | 2 ratings

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3 stars After a very good start with a 12 minutes jazzy track, I'm perplexed about "There's A Place For You To Run Away" that initially sounds very similar to Pink Floyd's "Crumbling Land". But after what I consider a false start, it changes drastically toward noisy post rock. Sometimes it can happen: something that you have heard and forgotten emerges from below. I don't think it's plagiarism. Maybe an incident....but it's very similar...

Let's go ahead: I suppose that "NJ 69" means a place and a date. Effectively it's a funk instrumental with a jazz club feel. Few more than one minute but very good, then another short: "The Empty Life Of A Dope" is a jazz track with excellent rhythmic section and a good clean guitar.

"Doo You Wah To Be A Bop" is a strange acapella choir. Just consider that everything that sounds in this album is played and sung by Gramond. The choir starts from a sort of dark classical ambience then moves to swing and scat. This explains the track title. Funny.

The title track opens electronic. It's a totally different thing. Sequenced drums and basses and a 8 notes theme made by various synths. Quite hypnotic. I like it.

Organ, operatic vocals, screams...what is it? "My Dear, My Fear" is an unexpected album closer. The weird melody accmpanied by the organ is reminding of Arzachel's "Azatoth". Nice but totally unexpected.

In brief, this short album contains godd stuff, but it's not very consistent. I mean that every track is good when taken standalone, but the mixture is disconnected. Not necessarily a defect, it depends on the listener.

Anyway, as almost all the many Gramond's albums, this is downloadable for free from Jamendo. If you have 30 minutes to spare on it, they aren't wasted.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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