Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Folk/Folkrock | Heft: eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014, Jahrgang 2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: MaB
Three years ago, the French ethno proggers Lazuli released their last studio album "(4603 Battements)", on which they had further perfected their mixture of prog rock and world music. With the current CD "Tant que l'herbe est grasse" ("As long as the grass grows") the quintet acts one tick more accessible without denying their own roots. With "Déraille" he succeeds in making a powerful entrance, combining world music influences with chansonesque echoes and rocky energy, while Dominique Leonetti sings her way up to airy heights. On "L'essence d'odyssées" and "Une pente qu'on dévale" his brother Claude has his Léode jubilate, which is reminiscent of a slide guitar, and on "J'ai trouvé ta faille" ex-marillion singer Fish makes a guest appearance. A small point of criticism is that Lazuli still couldn't get the idea to add a translation of Dominique Leonetti's poetic lyrics to the booklet, which would further enhance the listening pleasure. Anyway: "Tant que l'herbe est grasse" is another high class Lazuli album and underlines that this band has that certain something.
Top track: Déraille