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Avant-Prog

Avant-prog is an umbrella term which refers to any progressive rock artist with a strong leaning towards avant-garde and highly experimental approaches to music. Therefore, it includes the sub-genres of Rock In Opposition (see below) and Zeuhl in addition to general avant-prog artists.

Avant-prog is generally considered to be more extreme and 'difficult' than other forms of progressive rock, though these terms are naturally subjective and open to interpretation. Common elements that may or may not be displayed by specific avant-prog artists include:

- Regular use of dissonance and atonality.
- Extremely complex and unpredictable song arrangements.
- Free or experimental improvisation.
- Fusion of disparate musical genres.
- Polyrhythms and highly complex time signatures.

Most avant-prog artists are highly unique and eclectic in sound and consequently tend to resist easy comparisons. However, Frank Zappa is often cited as a major influence on many avant-prog artists due to his early adoption of avant-garde and experimental attitudes within a predominantly rock/jazz context.


Rock In Opposition

Rock In Opposition (RIO for short) is the name of a short-lived movement that has gone on to define a sub-genre of progressive rock, and which is now sometimes applied to musicians whose careers hadn't even started by the time the movement had ceased to exist in any official capacity. It is not synonymous with the term avant-prog, for whilst bands associated with RIO are (generally speaking) avant-prog in nature, most avant-prog bands are not associated with RIO.

The roots of RIO can be traced to Henry Cow, a UK progressive rock band with a distinctly avant-garde sound and left wing political ideology. Henry Cow toured extensively in Europe throughout much of the 1970s and came into contact with a few similarly inclined bands, in an ideological sense as much, if not more, than a musical one. These groups did not always have much in common stylistically, apart from a basic leaning towards fusing avant-garde qualities with elements of rock. Most of these bands were working independently at the time and had no distribution or realistic opportunity of touring outside their native countries. The idea of Rock In Opposition was to create an independent network of like-minded performers that would not be dependent on the largesse of major record companies for their survival.

Henry Cow invited four of these bands to play alongside them at the first Rock in Opposition festival on 12th March 1978, at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane in London. The British Arts Council helped the funding of the festival with a £1000 grant. The Rock in Opposition slogan "The music the record companies don't want you to hear" was altered very slightly for the flyer advertising the first Rock in Opposition concert.

The five initial Rock in Opposition bands were:

Henry Cow (England)
Univers Zero (Belgium)
Etron Fou Leloublan (France)
Samla Mammas Manna (Sweden)
Stormy Six (Italy)

Three additional bands were later officially elected to the movement:

Art Zoyd (France)
Art Bears (England)
Aksak Maboul (Belgium)

The involved bands had many disagreements in a meeting at Sunrise Studios in Kirchberg, Switzerland in December 1978 about the purpose of the group, and its meaning. They eventually came up with a plan to continue their joint concerts. They organised three more festivals and co-operative record distributions but eventually the RIO group dissolved. It left behind a legacy that would initially be picked up by later projects from the many musicians involved with the original movement, and later on by artists inspired by the original RIO groups. Miriodor and Ensemble Nimbus are often said to be influenced by Samla Mammas Manna, for example, and are consequently sometimes referred to as RIO bands.

Since 2007, a contemporary RIO festival has been held most years in Carmaux, France. This festival has included artists closely associated with the original RIO movement alongside bands from the wider world of avant-prog and experimental music.

Dates of the original RIO festivals

12 March 1978 at New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London, England (set up by Henry Cow)
26 April 1979 to 1 May 1979 at Teatro dell'Elfo, Milano, Italia (set up by Stormy Six)
28/29 September 1979 in Uppsala, Sweden (set up by Samla Mammas Manna)
Bruxelles, Belgium (set up by Univers Zero)

Useful links

Information on RIO from Chris Cutler's website

Additional historical information on Squidco

Written/Compiled/Edited by past and present members of the RIO/Avant-Prog team

Current team members:
as at 20/05/2016

Raffaella (Raff)
Luca (octopus-4)
Ian (Nogbad_The_Bad)
Keishiro (DamoXt7942)
Ori (frippism)

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4.33 | 1370 ratings
HOT RATS
Zappa, Frank
4.32 | 806 ratings
THE GRAND WAZOO
Zappa, Frank
4.32 | 781 ratings
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION: ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Zappa, Frank
4.59 | 39 ratings
TAIGA
OOIOO
4.33 | 151 ratings
IN EXTREMIS
Thinking Plague
4.30 | 250 ratings
SING TO GOD
Cardiacs
4.31 | 197 ratings
WESTERN CULTURE
Henry Cow
4.47 | 54 ratings
HÄXAN
Art Zoyd
4.28 | 283 ratings
UZED
Univers Zero
4.26 | 337 ratings
CHOIRS OF THE EYE
Kayo Dot
4.42 | 63 ratings
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Present
4.41 | 64 ratings
BOOK M
Secret Chiefs 3
4.26 | 246 ratings
HERESIE
Univers Zero
4.38 | 67 ratings
DECEIT
This Heat
4.25 | 243 ratings
MÅLTID
Samla Mammas Manna
4.31 | 93 ratings
ON LAND AND IN THE SEA
Cardiacs
4.23 | 218 ratings
A LITTLE MAN AND A HOUSE AND THE WHOLE WORLD WINDOW
Cardiacs
4.27 | 116 ratings
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Present
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Latest RIO/Avant-Prog Music Reviews


 Book Of Horizons by SECRET CHIEFS 3 album cover Studio Album, 2004
4.01 | 76 ratings

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Book Of Horizons
Secret Chiefs 3 RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Luqueasaur

3 stars When it comes to Avantgarde, I only know three names so far: FRANK ZAPPA, OOIOO and SECRET CHIEFS 3.

FRANK needs no introduction, OOIOO has eloquently mastered the idea of "experimentation" with the great percussion-focused TAIGA madness, and SECRET CHIEFS 3 explores three frontiers on the album BOOK OF HORIZONS: Indian, electronic and technical (AND FURIOUS!) death metal. Be warned, though: this band isn't the type that brings up insanity and calls "music". There is mild experimentation, but nothing too much of a "paradigm shifter".

The electronic part is the most "avant-garde" of the three genres. It features uncommon sonorities and structures, usually you're unsure whether the song has begun or ended, if what you're listening to is a particular section of that track; suddenly the music stops and weird noises come in, and overall is the least interesting piece for people who aren't fan of experimentality (like me). I find it to be the weakest link.

The Indian part is good and the first track with this sonority - THE FOUR (GREAT ISHRAQI SUN) - is perhaps the best of the album (along EXTERMINATION ANGEL). In general, there is a good blending of Western music/metal/rock elements, and while there isn't something great (aside from THE FOUR) it's not nearly as uninteresting as the electronic pieces.

Let's tackle the last piece. With that being said, this is the part they masterfully nailed. The musicianship is amazing, the drums are simply spectacular and the aura of each song is just as horribly heavy as any extreme metal musician would seek to achieve. EXTERMINATION ANGEL, the fourth track and first of the genre, is my favorite by SECRET CHIEFS 3 and a jewelry of the genre. Keep in mind this is coming from someone who HATES usual death metal.

In the end, SECRET CHIEFS 3 does a good job in bringing a good record. The most memorable songs are THE FOUR, EXTERMINATION ANGEL, ANTHROPOMORPHOSIS: BOXLEITNER (an eerie track that features ALL of the three 'frontiers', albeit the death metal parts are much milder and blended with electronic) and BOOK T: EXODUS (in the veins of epic Western movies), while the others... well, I don't really remember them.

BOOK OF HORIZONS is a good album. Not terrific but not bad either. I'd definitively recommend for avantgarde fans, but for those who aren't keen of the genre... not quite.

7/10

 Music For A Family Picnic by KUUSIJÄRVI KOUTUS, HARRI album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Music For A Family Picnic
Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group RIO/Avant/Zeuhl & Neo Teams

4 stars A mosaic of sound, let me say.

A promising Finnish rock combo founded by an accordionist Harri KUUSIJÄRVI have launched the second album titled "Music For A Family Picnic" in February 2017. Harri says he (maybe) always changes the combo formation for creating soundscape different from previous ones ... his musical collective would be amorphous for realization of music-spherical diversity.

Kinda indescribable chamber soundscape filled with mysterious accordion-based cotton candy is flowing over the audience. Their (his) sound texture and melody lines are walking around between realism and ambience like a creature of fancy. On another side we can hear monotonous, inorganic cold grey turf. Quite interesting, impressive is such an excessive sound contrast and complete coexistence.

The titled track is a colourful one ... drenched in cynical identity against pop but simple melody threads wound upon a song spool, no difficulty, no shoulder pain. And as for progressive rock-oriented atmosphere, a track with a meaningful (and looong) appearance "I Was Driving 160 Miles Per Hour From Turku In The Midnight When I Felt The Time Was Slowing Down" has definitely heavy / metallic elements of King Crimson or psychic ones of Pink Floyd.

Harri's accordion play sometimes stands up at the very front and sometimes sits down behind the all instruments. He can be mentioned as the forward and as the goalkeeper ... namely the key player. Awesome really.

 Music For A Family Picnic by KUUSIJÄRVI KOUTUS, HARRI album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Music For A Family Picnic
Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Here's the latest Finnish artist addition. The eponymous 2014 release was a trio effort in which the accordeon player and composer Harri Kuusijärvi (b. 1986) was accompanied by electric guitarist Veikki Virkajärvi and drummer Tatu Rönkkö. That album featured rather steep dichotomy between avant-oriented angularity -- to some degree comparable to the music of the other Finnish alternative accordeon artist Kimmo Pohjonen -- and mellower pieces, and it was inspired by wild Lappish landscapes. I wasn't notably impressed by it, and although this second release will hardly become my favourite listening either, I do find this one more mature... and above all, warmer and less bipolarized in style, and thus more accessible to also those jazz/fusion-minded listeners who aren't much into avant prog.

The line-up is a little bigger this time, featuring the same guitarist and a new rhythm section plus Teho Majamäki on vibes and effects, on most tracks anyway. I only wish the vibes were more heard on the album, but already the addition of bass means an important improvement in the sound. The opener 'Naltio' (don't ask me what it means) centres on a hypnotic, circulating accordeon riff and slightly industrial or Post-Rock sounding playing from the others. The title track is a slow and relaxed jazz piece in which accordeon is used very melodically. 'La Route de Pokka' is an excellent, crisp and guitar-oriented fusion piece, a little marred by (most likely an artificial) bird-whistle. The vibes are more central on slow and moody 'UFO Bar'.

All nine tracks are enjoyable, not very avantish really, but nor without brave dynamics and sonic variety. As with Sanni Eskelinen & Stringpurée Band (Finnish kantele-led band, also to be found in PA), all in all this music would more naturally be categorized under jazz instead of rock. A librarian's point of view, you see. Warmly recommended to anyone appreciating the sound of accordeon.

 Apostrophe (') by ZAPPA, FRANK album cover Studio Album, 1974
4.03 | 576 ratings

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Apostrophe (')
Frank Zappa RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Luqueasaur

5 stars I first listened to SERJ TAKIAN'S cover of DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW, and upon researching, discovered this "Frank Zappa" was its original composer. So I listened to the original version and found it absolutely great (who doesn't? I think YELLOW SNOW is one of Zappa's classics), along NANUUK RUBS IT. I listened to the suite but wasn't really fond of St. Alphonzo's act.

And as time progresses, I discovered APOSTROPHE (') - Zappa's most commercially successful work - homes the awesome YELLOW SNOW suite, and after an underwhelming experience with HOT RATS - which everyone claimed to be a sparkling brilliant Zappa masterpiece; although it was very good, it was repetitive and not nearly as innovative as expected. I guess the hype killed it - I decided to give Zappa another shot because he HAD to be good.

He had to be good, right?

Well, is he good? Is he avant-garde-ish? Is he progressive?

Absolutely to all three cases.

REVIEW

If you're unfamiliar with ZAPPA or the AVANT-GARDE "genre" as a whole, know that there's no such thing as "labeling". In fact, avant-garde is many times used as an interchangeable term with "labelless" mostly because there are so many musical genres in different songs you can't simply just call it A or B. Normally, there's a horseload of experimental and uncommon elements to compose the songs, but ZAPPA here prefers to stay out of the experimentality and stick to labelless tracks. However, if you're desperate for something to grab and know what you're giving here, I would suppose that the common ground among all songs is a freestyle jazz influence. But that's it: influence.

ZAPPA put the first side of the album surrounding the slightly conceptual Nanuuk/St. Alphonzo Parish act, while the second are a bunch of unrelated songs. To prove the point of ZAPPA's genre mixture, the first two tracks about Nanuuk are jazzy and chilly, while the next two are energetic xylophone 'n keyboard frenzied pancake breakfast parish storytelling.

Speaking of storytelling, one of ZAPPA's strongest point besides his musical creativity is his captivating lyrics and narrative. Often using comedic ways, his lyrics seldom doesn't please the listener. You can laugh with some lyrics, while others, such as NANUUK RUBS IT, you get immersed.

ZAPPA is known to be demanding of his musicians, expecting virtuosity and superb quality on each track. I believe this has been reached on this album, each musician truly seems to give his best. I can claim the keyboards, which are SO VARIED, the distorted and virtuoso guitar, and the appalingly nimble drums as the album's highlights. And for those fond of technical prowess, this album has lots of it. In fact, ZAPPA manages to make odd time signatures - such as DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW's 7/4 or ST. ALPHONZO PANCAKE BREAKFAST's 9/8 - sound as natural as 4/4.

Regarding to creativity, ZAPPA is a fountain beyond endless. Even though the first songs are loosely connected they are still unique on their own manners, each with characteristics and compositions singular to themselves. Not to mention each individual song concept: an eskimo being told not to eat whatever the hell is an yellow snow; a fur trapper using a leadfilled snowshoe, an eskimo legend which orders you to trudge across the tundra mile after mile to a Parish, a mystery man doing offers way too great to believe.

This is even more flabbergasting when you put in perspective this is ZAPPA's fifteenieth album, and even after twelve years of career he has the mind to create such things.

In the end, APOSTROPHE (') is a delicious, gay (on the lighthearted sense) and unpredictable masterpiece of this immemorial master that is FRANK ZAPPA. For those new to avant-garde, look no further - there's no introduction like the best introduction.

10/10

 Con le orecchie di Eros by ORCHESTRA NJERVUDAROV album cover Studio Album, 1979
4.03 | 9 ratings

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Con le orecchie di Eros
Orchestra Njervudarov RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

4 stars Once upon a time...a band called FROGS meets a singer-songwriter in Bologna (Italy), becomes its support band and the bassist Roberto COSTA becomes one of the most appreciated sound engineers in the area, working for all the Italian big popstars in the following years.

But in 1977 the band puts all its soul and musical influences in a one-shot album, totally different from the political ballads of Claudio LOLLI, the singer-songwriter. What they do is an instrumental album in the vein of contemporary bands like AREA and STORMY SIX, with a lot of jazz and experimentation on which the band members can show all their skills.

Unfortunately in 1977 Claudio Lolli left EMI so the album which was ready to be released under his sponsorhip is blocked. Only two years after Claudio Lolli was contacted by EMI and releasing his band's album was a condition for the new contract

I don't know why they changed the band name from FROGS to ORCHESTRA NJERVUDAROV. This name was used for this album only. A hidden gem just reprinted in CD after decades of oblivion.

The music is challenging, but less dark respect to other contemporary RIO bands. Some parts are even melodic and one of the album songs, the fourth track, "Tristessa" has been championed into a JAY-Z song...unbelievable. Also because the Zappaesque "Rapporto Njervudarov", parodistic of the 70s disco, with quotes of BEE GEES (You Should be Dancing) was probably easier to be included in a rap, also because most of the sung part is speeched.

The album is very short as it scores just a bit more of 30 minutes, but it deserves to be more known.

Both Carlo Costa and Bruno MARIANI are still active as session men. Other than a good album is also a collector item. Unfortunaltely I don't own a copy.

 Psalm 6 by ROZ VITALIS album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2016
3.37 | 13 ratings

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Psalm 6
Roz Vitalis RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Last year I got a message here on PA asking for a review for this EP. I had some problems with my internet and it took several months before I could listen to this Roz Vitalis release. I must say I was not eager to do it, since RIO/avant guard is not really my cup of tea. I´m much more into melodic "traditional" part of prog, if there is such thing. But, out of curiosity, I decided to listen to this record since they were so nice to ask. And I was quite surprised. Their music was not what I expected. It was much more accessible than I thought. Sure enough, there are numerous weird landscapes and dissonance, but what really caught my attention was their flair for the nice melody too. So I decided to spin it for a few more times and that confirmed my first impression.

The only band I can think of to compare Roz Vitalis approach towards music is King Crimson. Ok, they do not sound like KC al all, but RV is the only band I know that balances RIO/Avant Guard with melodic themes in such powerful manner. Like KC, Roz Vitalis mix in equal doses weirdness and familiarity, complicated passages with simple ones, the dissonance and the melody. The result is one of the most interesting instrumental albums I have heard in a long time, full of surprises. Sometimes Psalm 6 sound like a soundtrack album from a thriller movie (The Prophet), in others there are jazzy brass passages followed by a wailing, melodic lead solo backed by acoustic guitars (the title track).And all is very well performed. I must say that even in their most freakish and non-melodic moments their music still sounds interesting and genuinely creative, they seem to be adept of the philosophy of "less is more". not an exercise on pointless weirdness, like I heard so many times. The excellent production also help matters much. the songwriting is high point in here, as well as their clever arrangements: All tracks are very good and varied. Listening to this CD is quite a ride.

In the end I was captivated by this group led by keyboardist Ivan Rozmainsky. I found Psalm 6 to be a very fine CD and I´m looking forward to listen to their other works too. Russia is definitely delivering some of the best prog music around nowadays. If you, like me, is not really into Avant Guard music but has an open mind for new sounds, you should try this one. On the other hand, if you are a RIO fan but does not mind for some nice, discernible melodies in prog music once in a while, this record is recommended too.

A nice surprise.

Rating: 4 strong stars.

 Grindstone by SHINING album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.09 | 55 ratings

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Grindstone
Shining RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Having started out playing an eccentric style of flute-focused jazz fusion, Shining had undergone a long evolution, and Grindstone represents the tipping point where the metal components of their music shifted from being occasional influences (as in the preceding In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster) to being a central plank of the group's sound. Though the group had yet to grab onto the industrial influences which would bring this formula to perfection on Blackjazz, this off-kilter mashup of black metal, prog rock, and eccentric fusion will appeal to anyone interested in weird genre mashups. If Mr Bungle's Disco Volante is your idea of a good time, this might well be your jam.
 BrossaKlitt by POIL album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.10 | 49 ratings

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BrossaKlitt
PoiL RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

5 stars Emerging from the bustling modern day mecca of the French avant-prog scene comes the ever so eclectic and energetic monstrosity of a band called POIL out of lovely Lyon. The word en français actually means "hair" but despite the innocence of a single syllable word, nothing can prepare the listener to this audio onslaught of avant-prog gone WILD! Imagine if you will a situation similar to the album cover in some far away garden of Eden where the bodies of earthly delights engage in an orgy of smearing shredded fruits all over each other's soft supple skin. POIL has a very similar approach with their sonic delivery as the pummel your senses with a veritable assembly line of musical madness that somehow finds a way to fruitfully engage the senses while bombastically stimulating the flight or fight response. This music is just nuts! And to think that all this noise is put out by only three musicians: Antoine Arnera (keys, vocals), Boris Cassone (bass, guitar, vocals), Guilhem Meier (drums, vocals)

Where to begin? POIL takes it all over the place with a very healthy dose of Mr Bungle type antics as it frantically dances with the most angular and jittery rhythms possible for avant-prog including heavy guitars and spaced out keyboards. The album begins with frantic synthesized sounds and immediately jumps into a heavy zeulish groove that reminds me of the Japanese band Ruins who is also a power trio. After a slight sonic attack it turns into a monotonous spacey groove with hyper Zappaesque keys creating atmospheric embellishments on speed with a little Wakeman wankery involved. The track "Patachou" kinda reminds me of the MC Hammer soundtrack theme from the 90s movie "The Adams Family" with a funky groove only taken into warp drive with Area driven jazz-fusion keyboard workouts and very silly nonsensical words and vocalizations that sound like they're ready to break into hyena laughing mode.

If that wasn't enough tracks like "Mao" are more chaos than musical composition as they sputter around like a loose firecracker only to find a grounding through what sounds like a Balinese gamelin session apparently courtesy of the synthesizer albeit with wild and crazy prog time sigs run amok. "Goddog" is perhaps the biggest surprise as the power trio take a respite from the frantic nature of the music and create a bona fide punk electro dance groove that puts Lady Gaga to shame showing that the band has just as much of a knack for instantly addictive melodic hooks as they do for creating over-the-top complex chaotic compositions. "Dins O Klitt" steers back towards the chaotic with its short slap bass funk and angry guitar rage which cedes into the lengthy near quarter hour track "Pikiwa" which offers an intense spaced out sonicscape that begins with strange electronic sounds flapping around like freshy caught net of seafood on a turbulent vessel but ultimately becomes one upped by extreme prog guitar and bass workouts that create frenetic rhythms accompanied by a strange vocal interchange that must be heard to be believed. The mid-section falls into a deep trance inducing repetitive zone that perhaps lingers on for too long but in honesty is a welcome retreat from the chaos with monk type chants and lulling grooves that belie the true nature of the album but ultimately finds a way back to craziness.

This stuff is right up my alley. I am a huge fan of totally unapologetically creative music that takes you on a roller coaster ride and never gives a clue to exactly where it will wend and wind as the tracks swerve in any given direction. This is an album where the band plays apart in their own little worlds as much as they play together and it all seems like some circumnavigating in strange patterns where the trio play in different time sigs only to find resolution at some arbitrary point down the road where they meet up and play together for a while only to end up in some strange array of musical spasticism once again. I assumed after being blown away upon first listen that this may be a gimmicky type of album that doesn't deliver on repeated listens but after quite a few spins i'm finding it to be as fun on the tenth listen as it was on the first since there are so many different things going on. At times it's border line metal with space ambience competing for domination and at other times it's frantic Yugen type lunacy that places it firmly in the brutal prog category. Whatever you want to call it, i call it prog addict's paradise as the music just takes me to those purple pastures where unicorns serve me cocktails in the sand.

 De La Persistance De La Mythologie Chottienne En ??? Vélos by SEBKHA CHOTT album cover Studio Album, 2009
1.95 | 10 ratings

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De La Persistance De La Mythologie Chottienne En ??? Vélos
Sebkha Chott RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Progresearcher

2 stars This album is in fact a newly recorded, plus slightly rearranged, version of Sebkha Chott's first effort "De l'Existence de la Mythologie", which was issued in 2004. According to the band members, they live in 'Ohreland', a self-invented imaginary world with its own mythology which, though, seems to exist only in their minds, because (still according to the musicians themselves) their lyrics are full of pornography and tyrannical, as they say, i.e. sadistic humor. What an awful topic for artistic self-expression! That said, I don't need to comprehend French to realize that the disc's lyrical content is indeed about something obscene. The group's description of its music (a blend of ultra-metal, avant-garde, jazz-punk, electronic and hip-hop, created, quoting them, "by the violent way of thinking") in most cases corresponds to the real state of affairs, too. However, only the last six tracks here are musical creations, whilst what we get before those is a male monolog addressed to some Julia, whom he occasionally calls a bitch in English. I don't know how often he cracks coarse jokes towards his invisible interlocutrix in French, but he certainly does, probably many times. I'm also displeased with the fact that the man's (monolithic of a sort) speech is located on 48 tracks-segments. I believe the band has done so in order to make this, originally a 7-piece, outing consist of f...king tens of tracks as their other releases do, though it's completely beyond me why. The real compositions range from 7 to 11 minutes, and the sound of most of those suggests that, traditionally for Sebkha Chott, quite a lot of jazz, chamber and rock players, as well as singers (of both sexes), are involved in the project. However, it is well known that "many" is not necessarily equivalent to "good", and here is just such a case. The vocals, the harmony ones included, are much less often cohesive than odd, to say the least, and the narratives - everywhere they are - remind me of clownery at best. The music as such leaves a better impression, albeit varying in quality on different tracks, two of which, 53 and 50, lie far beyond the progressive rock idiom. The first of those is basically a brainchild of electronic devices, deploying a drum machine, synth-bass, etc. In style it evokes a cross between e-music, so-called trance acid and a DJ's 'creation' and so is destined either for the dustbin or a discotheque which is the same thing in my view. The latter features most, if not all, of the band's players, and yet it's incredibly monotonous. To be more precise, it is so much hypnotically catchy that I would beware of playing it two, let alone three times running. Its primary theme is particularly obtrusive, reminding me strongly of an excerpt from the main soundtrack for Emir Kusturica's film "Time of Gypsies", which blends Serbian and Gypsy folk melodies and is rollicking, powerful and somewhat clamorous throughout. Full of unison solos and chords, the move or rather riff runs almost throughout the piece, and there are only three digressions from it - to rap (a jabber without any musical background), hip-hop and free jazz, all of which sound far-fetched and incongruous alike. Muzak is the word, a sort of putting on airs. The remaining four tracks, 49, 51, 52 and 54, all would have been good compositions had they been free of vocal extravaganzas and all verbal trash in general, all of which comes predominantly from the 'stronger' sex's representatives, though some parts of a mixed choir are also rather repellent. The music as such is indeed a cocktail of Punk Rock, Metal-In-Opposition and jazz with elements of electronic (but no 'discotheque' ones here, thankfully), and also classical (on the last track), which often seems to steer in the direction of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, but since the guitar riffing is thrash-based in all cases, i.e. within the RIO-related movements, too - is both straighter and more repetitive than that. PS: In the press kit Sebkha Chott describes all its releases in no other way than as masterpieces, particularly accentuating the hero of this occasion. However, "De la Persistance de la Mythologie" is mediocrity at best. Besides, considering the essence of the 'novelty' deployed, I find the debut's original version to be much better than this one.
 Les 3 fous Perdegagnent - Au pays des... by ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.90 | 28 ratings

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Les 3 fous Perdegagnent - Au pays des...
Etron Fou Leloublan RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by andreol263

5 stars Second album from Etron Fou Leloublan, one of the first RIO bands representing France, and it does it really good!

This album is the most avant-gardish/experimental from it's already experimental discography, from only one listen you may HATE it, because it may sound very out-order, just like the musicians put various sounds and little songs on a blender, but after some really atentious listens, the beauty of this masterpiece come out right upon your face.

The sound collage, the really unconfortable sound of instruments destroying your ear, the proposital terrible vocals, the funny extremely long-named piece "Percutant Reportage Au Pays Des Fees Recherche Pour Un Journal, Des Lunettes, Une Pipe Et Un Beret, 13 h 58, Ou Les Petites Aventures Du Medecin Chef" but a short one, and the extremely diversified and avant-gard composition "Le Desastreux Voyage De Piteux Python" make it an INCREDIBLE unique album, that when i listen to it the time passes in glimpse, and life becomes really fun when listening to it.

An unique masterpiece that no one will never repeat the same sound.

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THE A BAND United Kingdom
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APPENDIX Slovakia
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LES BATTERIES France
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BEGNAGRAD Yugoslavia
BOB BELL Canada
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BIG BLOCK 454 United Kingdom
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BISE DE BUSE France
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BONE Multi-National
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BOREDOMS Japan
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BOX Multi-National
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MARKO BRECELJ Yugoslavia
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BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR Austria
HASSE BRUNIUSSON Sweden
BUILD United States
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THE CLAUDIA QUINTET United States
A CLEAN KITCHEN IS A HAPPY KITCHEN Belgium
COBRA United States
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CURLEW United States
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RUBEN D'HERS Venezuela
DAIMON ORCHESTRA Japan
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DEADBURGER Italy
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DECIBEL Mexico
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DEMI SEMI QUAVER Japan
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DISCUS Indonesia
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KROKO Finland
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KUHA. Finland
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LA 1919 Italy
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MMCIRCLE Canada
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