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Alco Frisbass: Alco Frisbass

Alco Frisbass is a French progressive rock duo consisting of:

Fabrice Chouette (keyboards, guitars, voice, recorder, whistling, percussion) and Patrick Dufour (Fender Rhodes, keyboards, drum programming, chimes).

Special guests include:

Thierry Payssan: sigma solos and Mellotron on "Judith Coupeuse De Tête"
Jacob Holm-Lupo: guitars on "La Suspension Ethéréenne" and "Judith Coupeuse De Tête"
Archimede De Martini: violin solos on "La Suspension Ethéréenne", "Pas A Pas" and "Escamotage"

The duo is influenced by the '70s Canterbury scene as their sound certainly has a jazzy aspect and the playing is complex yet quite melodic in places. There is a heavy use of keyboards throughout and there are some outstanding solos to be found. Dreamy Fender Rhodes piano begins "La Suspension Ethéréenne", a lovely track including violin, changing tempos and a menagerie of keyboard sounds. "Pas A Pas" is an excellent prog track that maintains its intensity all the way through. The organ and violin almost sound 'gothic' at times. "Induction Magnétique" is another slice of melodic symph with a nice rhythmic groove and outstanding organ and synths. "Escamotage" is the longest track at over twelve minutes. Vintage '60s style wordless vocals give this a retro feel with synths and organ expanding off the steady groove. "Judith Coupeuse de Tête" ends the album on a softer note with wonderful orchestrations although the keyboards do sound more intense as the song progresses.

Fans of symphonic rock and the Canterbury scene should really enjoy this one. A very high quality debut release from Alco Frisbass. Released on Fading Records, an offshoot of AltrOck Productions. Enjoy…

Track Listing:
1. La Suspension Ethéréenne (10:29)
2. Pas A Pas (6:42)
3. Induction Magnétique (9:06)
4. La Danse du Pantin (7:38)
5. Escamotage (12:14)
6. Judith Coupeuse de Tête (9:04)

Added: April 28th 2015
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Label's Official Site
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Language: english

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