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Nick Mott, Audion, no. 42, March 1, 2000

This release totals nearly an hour and forty minutes worth of strange, dark and sombre R10-ish French fusion. With fabulously controlled and complex drumming on the first track, it reminds me of a more restrained Magma. All of the semi-operatic vocals that appear throughout are the poems of Yves Bonnefoy, a French poet, writer and philosopher, and are extracts from a book of his poems.

Sometimes the music touches onto the likes of Henry Cow, Opus Avantra, and Bertold Brecht, though it has an identity of its own, fusing jazz, classical, folk and traditional French musics. Maybe it’s a bit over-long, but I did enjoy the majority of it.

Sometimes the music touches into the likes of Henry Cow, Opus Avantra, and Bertold Brecht, though it has an identity of its own, fusing jazz, classical, folk and traditional French musics.

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