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PLATOCK

Alain Markusfeld

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.68 | 6 ratings

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oliverstoned
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5 stars Released in 1978, Platock is the summit of Alain Markusfled's discography. It's the work of maturity. In this record we find usual ingredients from his previous albums: a light eastern feel (like in "Le desert noir"), complex and virtuose guitar parts not unlike STEVE TIBBETS works. Although the whole record is purely instrumental, there are some discreet and dreamy back vocals. Another Markusfeld trademark is the use of repetitive melodic motifs (at one point reminding of ZAPPA) but with a different hypnotive effect, for instance. A faultless record which alternates different climates: dreamy psychefolk sequences laced with stunning FRIPP-like electric guitar parts and intense piano & synthe symphonic parts. An ambitious blend of folk & symphonic which stands the test of time, like fine wine. Wonderful production as well .A must from the French school!
oliverstoned | 5/5 |

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