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    New Elephant Tok album ‘Sitting with Bull'

    This passed me by until now:

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    Different bassist (Basile Mouton), different vocalist (Sebastien Rocquefelte), no horns this time. Not bought this or found any clips yet, but the album is on Spotify and I have listened to a few tracks. I'm sad for the loss of the horns, which I felt added a lot. I'm happy for the loss of Onan who just annoyed me (until I downloaded the instrumental version of the album and shelved my CD). The new vocalist mixes trad Zeuhl style singing with semi-spoken word passages in English and even some mad shouty / screamy sections that would make Klaus Blasquiz smile. I think he's pretty good.

    The very short take, based on a superficial listen, is that this is like One Shot with male vox. Whether you like it will depend on your attitude to the vox, which are prominent. I like it.
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    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
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    Will check it out.
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    Perhaps worth mentioning that this is the project led by drummer/composer Daniel Jeand'heur, formerly of One Shot (the fusion band otherwise made up of then-members of Magma).
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    I broke down and ordered the CD. What I heard on Spotify was really quite intriguing, and Daniel never let me down with an album yet.
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    This guy knows how to beat the drums.

    I'll be looking into this.

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    This is one hell of a slab of Zeuhl. A concept album about the Lakota resistance against the US, to boot. Requires more listening, but I think a very stong album.

    NB If you buy the CD you will also get the download of the album. I couldn't actually get the download of the whole album as a zipped folder with WAVs to work, but was able to download as individual tracks without problems (albeit lower res).
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    Hope to have the physical CD for sale Monday or Tuesday
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    Not a single thing I ever heard by anyone involved in One Shot was any less than intriguing, so I'll have to check out this as well.

    But I'll only be buying it if it sounds exactly like something I know from before, 'cause I don't wanna have to hear stuff which forces me to learn and/or realize anything new, different or other.
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    Bits of it sound uncannily like One Shot. Go ahead and buy, Scrotty ! ;-)

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    tempted...but I'm going to need some samples first
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    tempted...but I'm going to need some samples first
    You can hear the whole thing on Spotify.
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    It's pretty good.

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    I'm really enjoying this one, it's definitely a One Shot vibe and certainly grooves. Very enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    You can hear the whole thing on Spotify.
    don't have that, so it's of little use to me.
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