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Live, released in 2021

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Leon (5:16)
2. Cèrvi (7:53)
3. Fènix (9:39)
4. Olifan (7:51)
5. Pantera (8:59)
6. Trigressa (6:48)
7. Ors (6:31)

Total Time 52:57

Line-up / Musicians

- Romain Baudoin / Torrom Borrom (hurdy-gurdy & electric guitar hybrid), voice
- Romain Colautti / bass, voice
- Alexis Toussaint / drums

Releases information

Recorded live on November 21, 2015 at Centrifugeuse, Pau, France

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
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Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
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.

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