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Dionne - Brégent


Progressive Electronic

3.21 | 14 ratings

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3 stars Canada may not have been recognized as an important figure in the 70's Progressive Electronic rock scene in its beginnings. Easy to understand considering its then lack of instant communication from this styling's craddle and the lesser quantity (not quality) of P/E's musicians up there. Nevertheless I have found an unique musical translation and freedom that sets it apart from those monster European acts' musical idiom (The famous "Berlin" and "Cosmic" schools).

Dionne - Brégent's 1976 "Et le Troiseme Jour" is no exception to that. Divided in two parts, side "A" & "B", this release shows 2 different approaches in electronic music composition. So more than a single composer's effort we are offered two separate ones, which I myself find quiet amusing instead of feeling insulted.

Side "A" is close in spirit to P/E's craddle but adding a twist by using gamelan drums and other fast paced acoustic percussive instruments counterpointing the synths' atmospherics and mainly by avoiding the pulse sequences that everybody used to and still abuse.

Side "B" on the other side (literally) is close in spirit to electronic experimentation or Avant Garde and Rock in Opposition stylings, so as to "classic electronic" music composers. Blending free musical cacophonic structures with all kind of weird electronic sounds and traditional percussions this piece is quiet "unfriendly" in comparison to its side "A" sister but still unpretentious and quiet well achieved.

As far as the rating goes, side "A" merits 4 PA stars, side "B" is good but that solely (3 PA stars), therefore using some kind of "unbiased" arithmetics>

***3.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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