Next Week on ProgScape Radio: Show #302.
- Back in 1999, as Magma was taking a break, three members of the band
(Philipppe Buissonnet, Emmanuel Borghi and James MacGaw) decided to play
some concerts on their own. They recruited drummer Daniel Jeand'heur, and
the concerts went so well they decided to record the material they had
written so far. Recorded on February 22, 1999, the debut album by One Shot
was a limited release with only 500 copies made...and went out of print
fairly quickly. As the band continued to release new material and perform
live throughout the world, fans always asked the band for copies of the
debut album. The band stated that "...as it became impossible to get hold of
this album, many people asked us if it would be possible to reissue it."
Thankfully, those questions have been answered with this, a remixed &
remastered version of the debut disc...with a bonus track recorded on the
same day as well! Steve Feigenbaum of Cuneiform Records has high praise for
the record, stating that "...The sound is a very appealing combination of
Zeuhl mixed with electric Miles (dig the smoky organ & great Fender Rhodes
work) and great guitar work....One Shot are one of the very best fusion
bands operating today and the zeuhl flavor makes this even more appealing."
Adam takes it one step further, stating that "...their music is immensely
intensive and merges basic Zeuhl influences with Fusion, played to the
extreme. Prog, Fusion and Zeuhl fans will find this album indispensable,
since very few other bands ever managed to achieve the same level of
excellence and execution in that particular niche, although the album should
be of interest to all open-minded music enthusiasts, especially those
interested in Jazzy improvisations and complex Fusion. Brilliant stuff!"
Please join us on Tuesday night (June 1st) at 8pm as we spotlight the 1999
set-titled debut album by One Shot, remixed and remastered as Reforged.