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4 stars A beautiful outer world.

Forgive me but this is my first KOENJIHYAKKEI's album. And besides, I've listened only to Üdü Wüdü by MAGMA about Zeuhl music. As honestly I say, a few years ago I couldn't understand Magma and Zeuhl scene. Surprisingly KOENJIHYAKKEI, with a heavier style than Magma (IMHO), could let me know a brilliant view about Zeuhl. As I've expressed as an outer world, this scene seems to be an outside one or fantasia. Please don't misunderstand me, and let me say I could go on a trip for one of fantastic lands, named Koenji Temple. Like Magma, in KOENJIHYAKKEI two female vocalists (in this album) should be important and impressive. Highly pitched voices by them are the shining star for this work...of course then, all members' voice are well-balanced. Well I wanna say...the important point should be their strict and sharp-edged rhythm section, especially Tatsuya Yoshida's drumming. Otherwise they would be an eccentric chorus group. :-)

In this 2009 NIVRAYM are three additional players, Keiko Komori (soprano sax, bass clarinet), Taku Yabuki (keyboards), AH (vocals). In the first track, in particular, NIVRAYM Keiko's clarinet can bloom out flashily and brilliantly over remarkably complex beats. AH's voice can make all songs more massive and more gorgeous I suggest.

I apologize to you all that I've not listened to previous (original) edition yet and cannot compare (in near future I'll do absolutely!), but now I guess the current edition would get heavier and crazier than the original one.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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