25801New batch of Soleil Zeuhl releases
- Oct 2, 2012It's been a bit quiet in these parts, so I thought I would try to kick up a bit
of conversation :-)
The new batch of Soleil Zeuhl titles is mind-bogglingly good. If you have not
picked them up yet, you should.
Unit Wail - could as easily be called Nuova Guapo as they nail all that is
brilliant with Five Suns, plus adds some things that are unique. Frank Fromy
from Shub-Niggurath is the guitarist and there are hints of his former band in
Corima - outstanding new Zeuhl band out of LA. Released one prior album as a
three piece (which in Austin) and it had a lot of potential. This one delivers
the goods. Remember when the Vander clan were young and vibrant - that's what
you will hear in this new release from Corima. That was not intended to be a
dig on Magma in any way, I love them to death, especially their last album. But
there is a mature seriousness in their music right now. Corima is just out
there having youthful fun doing something that not many other bands can.
Scherzoo - 02 is an improvement over 01, which was an improvement over Francois
Thollot's previous solo efforts, which were pretty darn incredible to start
with. I prefer the other two, but don't forget about this gem.
Then there are the reissues of Serge Bringolf (Strave) - Visions and the Dun.
Absolute must owns.