Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8.5/10 | Label: Oxygen | Autor: AS

Well, did Lazuli get into the habit of publishing a goose bump ballad under a false name? Not at all. Although Lazuli frontman Dominique Leonetti can be heard here on two pieces ("Le Derniere souffle de Vent", "L'un Contre L'autre"), the man who is responsible for all this and sings the opener has a similar voice: Jean Pierre Louveton is the musical director of the long-established prog band Nemo. Apparently he can't really realize himself there. In any case, his solo project, with which the multi-instrumentalist now goes into the fifth round and in which he has recorded everything single-handedly except for the vocals, convinces even more than the band, in which he is only one of four actors. Paradox: You really think you hear a well-rehearsed band here. In contrast to the project name and the album title, this record sprays with sweeping, beguiling melodies, great instrumentation, excellent guitar work and wonderful arrangements in the field of tension between melancholy and rage, modern (heavy) prog, ethno and medieval sounds. Intoxicating.

Top track: Je suis roi

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