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Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Noi" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione". Archived from the original PDF on 19 December Retrieved 19 December IFPI Switzerland. La Voce d'Italia in Italian. Retrieved 30 November L'epice begins with a drum roll and then a strange melody heralds the arrival of this incredible band.
Portentous music ensues with guitar vibrations and blasts of keyboards that provide a very watertight ominous sound; it stops and starts and shudders and the flute is outrageous played with finesse.
The guitar solo consists of crazy, fret melting riffs and dynamic shifts in time sigs. It settles into a peaceful acoustic section; the chord changes are off kilter and way out of bounds.
Elaborate glockenspiel and flute trade off in a weird timeless passage where there does not seem to be any structure, yet it hold together by peculiar bass lines and cymbal crashes. It moves into a serious of different directions that are outside the realm of description.
It is chaotic music that grabs hold and refuses to let go. Simply brilliant prog. Arrakis starts with pounding piano bass and a soft melodic flute motif that sounds almost medieval. Keyboard pads follow and the two sections are a constant on this track, but it threatens to spiral out of control yet the next section is a lead guitar solo of very accomplished musicianship.
Then it explodes in to a fast paced pattern with heavy drums and bass and an awesome flute solo. The track has completely changed into an unrecognizable section. It builds faster and faster and makes the heart beat quicker as we are treated to a dynamic guitar, drum, flute and keyboard juxtaposition of sound. It is inspiring and progressive to the core. A wood block, glockenspiel section finishes the piece and a powerful commanding drum solo adds icing to the cake.
Fantastic beyond belief. Bitonio is a delicious slice of prog with interchanging time sigs that go all over the place and there is a tinkling percussive beat and huge blasts of keyboards and flute. And that is just the beginning of it. A kind of melody follows though it is impossible to grasp it completely as the melodies twist and turn in a myriad of directions.
It settles into a lulling piano solo that is quite beautiful. This is shattered by a bizarre droning bass synth riff. Everything goes quiet for a moment and there is a jazz fusion improvised section. A fuzzed guitar kicks in with flute and no time signature at all at one point.
The flute is ever present keeping it all together. But then it breaks out into a fast choppy jazz fest. How they played this live I have no idea, but this is as intricate as it gets. A wonderful track in every respect. The title track is a Tangerine Dream soundalike of glacial landscapes of sound with mellotrons and tribal drums. The flute and percussive xylophone breaks the ambience.
The tones of light and dark are a feature of this album and this track is no exception. This is the epic of the album and as brilliant as the previous tracks if not the best on the album.
At it takes a new approach with spacey synth and choral chants. The guitars try their best to keep up with the crashing drums and piano.
The flute becomes wild and out of control at times. There is a massive passage of staccato stabs of every instrument that just pound like there is no tomorrow launching into the stratosphere. I would rate this album as high as deserving a place in the top 10 prog albums of all time.
You have to admire the inventiveness and sheer originality of this Zeuhl album. I love the way it does not hold back and treats your ears to a new music that you may never experience again at the level of this genius.
The ears take a while to get adjusted to this complex prog, but it is a delightful excursion into tension and release, shades of beauty and dark fractured pandemonium……… by AtomicCrimsonRush ………………. Two years later they were renamed to Kan-Daar, trying to escape from the Magma, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Frank Zappa covers, composing original material. They never actually searched for a proper distributor and the album was pressed in around copies insold at concerts.
The music contains elements from R. Excellent use of dominant and haunting piano lines next to sharp synth moves, beautiful and virtuosic flute parts by Pascal Vandenbulcke, a fiery, jazzy rhythm section and an excellent rhythm guitarist, which accompanies the chaos of powerful interplays. Vandenbulcke and pianist Bruno Sabathe are also the reasons why this album should be strongly linked to R.
You should listen to these parts, when all members torture their instruments at the same time and the very next moment the music becomes calm and smooth with light jazzy and Classical colors. And this material seems actually to go somewhere despite the overall very complex sound, the tracks are great full of spot-on battles and rhythm changes.
One of the best of the style and among the highlights of the year. Highly recommended………. It does, however, have an other-worldliness sound to it. They almost became part of the Rock In Opposition lineup of bands in Europe but due to technicalities and self professed laziness failed to do so.
This album really should be totally unknown considering all the obstacles stacked against it, but because of the superb outcome of musicianship and dedication to re-releasing it, it has taken on many new lives of its own. I know for sure that I never would have known of this album if not for the dedication of reviving it throughout the decades. This is one of those touched-by-God albums where the lofty ambitions actually resulted in a desired outcome. They seamlessly combine the influences of Magma, Dün - Eros (CD, Henry Cow, Mahavishnu Orchestra and add their own fluffy touch of prog interpretation and create a bona fide masterpiece.
This is one of the few albums in all existence that I find lives up to its title which in this case is EROS. For me this interesting and unique album truly creates musical ecstasy which despite my admiration for many a genre rarely guarantees such results. In the case of DUN I find myself feeling like a touch of heaven has finally projected itself into this realm of constant devolution and this coming from one of the least progressive years ofit is a sign from somewhere that spectacular music can occur in the most unlikely of places and times.
I have the remastered edition by Soleil Zeuhl Album) although I NEVER rate albums with the bonus tracks in the mix, I have to say that I would give the bonus tracks on this release a 5 star rating alone if they were to find themselves on an independent release. I was fortunate enough to buy the original LP in the early s, and had long wanted a companion CD to go along with it. Musea had announced their intention to reissue the album as far back asbut they apparently had trouble locating all the members.
After many years of waiting, it was Soleil Zeuhl who finally stepped in and managed to release it in a regular jewel casewith the addition of 4 bonus tracks. This release helped cement Soleil Zeuhl as a world class player in the reissue market - a badge of honor that they still carry. Over time, the original CD eventually sold out, and there was new demand for a repress.
As well, Soleil Zeuhl was looking for the right album to test the LP market with - since vinyl seems all the rage again. While purists scoffed, I was pleased that Soleil Zeuhl altered the look of the reissue ever so slightly, which gives the release a uniqueness about it. The LP also comes with an insert, a download card to retrieve the detailed CD booklet and bonus tracksand is pressed on white vinyl.
A great package overall. Maybe even Top There are tons of reviews out there already that will provide you all the detail you could possibly want about this album. While those elements are present primarily represented in the bass workI think the album is truly unique. Instrumental Frank Zappa, and the Canterbury scene also get call-outs, but again these are faint references rather than direct influences. Not that they sound alike, but rather they both attack music composition in an entirely unique way.
Music like this is wonderful to my ears, as each listening session provides a different result. Truly a brilliant work of art…………. No comments:.
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