Musique Noise - Fulmines Integralis

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Musea
Catalog Number: FGBG 4409.AR
Format: CD
Total Time: 71:07:00

I am not quite sure what to say or feel about this CD. Musique Noise is very original and Fulmines Integralis is one of the most different progressive albums I have ever heard. There are essentials of jazz, rock, classical, opera, and some very strange French gibberish going on, if you can think of it, they do it, anything and everything goes with this group. I have to warn all of you that like to experiment with certain drugs that cause you to hallucinate, do not listen to this while under that influence; you may find yourself in a very strange space when you come down. Hell, I do not even do drugs and I felt weird when this CD ended.

Besides all of the musical avante garde insanity that this band creates, there are many marvelous musical moments during the course of this recording, although I found it extremely difficult pulling it all apart to understand it and when it was over I felt agitated. The last song "Pzkr!" just pushed me over the edge. Honestly, there is some good music and this group has some very talented musicians in it, however I do not think that I will ever listen to this again, it was too bizarre for me. I loathe opera; if that ingredient was not present, I would be fine. That one aspect really irritated me.

Musique Noise, whose style Keith details above would fall into the Zuehl category (a la Magma), originally released this as Fulmines Regularis in 1988, and when they added 4 then previously unreleased tracks composed in 1992 for a second, never-to-materialize, album, added them to this album's re-release. -ed.

Pas Encore (8:03) / Unique Au Monde (Single In The World) (8:40) / Mise Au Point (Development) (1:57) / Pour Qui Sont Ces Rangers Qui Marchent Sur Nos T?tes? (For Which Is These Rangers Which Goes On Our Heads) (7:46) / L'Etroit Huit (8:17) / Vision Intempestive (Inopportune Vision) ( 9:27) / Ecco (8:23) / Ragnarok (8:11) / Villiers (7:44) / Pzkr! (4:39)

Simon Bot Jan Bok - Saxophone
Isabelle Bruston - Chant, nouvelles, percussion
Xavier De Raymond - Rhodes, synthesizer
Jean-Philippe Gallet - Chant, saxophone
Freddie Huyni - Bass
Denis Levasseur - Piano, synthesizer, percussions
Corneila Schmid - Chant, pompech
Philippe Zarka - Batterie, synthesizer, voix

Fulmines Regularis (1988)
Fulmines Integralis (2002) (Second is re-issue of first with additional tracks)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin FR

Added: February 1st 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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