Thursday 8 March 2018

Perception - Mestari (1973)

The second and final album from this French band.

Perception was a quartet with a lineup of saxophones, clarinet, clavinet, piano, percussion, drums and bass.

Perception is an off-shot of Magma and Yocho Seffer was a central member of this band. They lasted for two albums before they gave up.

I reviewed their self-titled 1971 debut album some days ago and was not impressed. See my review here.

Listed as the band are as a zeuhl band in ProgArchives, I had hopes that at least this album would be a zeuhl album. Their debut album was a free-jazz album.

My hope became crushed pretty early on. The opening track seems to be a live track. More free-jazz too.

And that is basically the story of the rest of this forty minutes long album. Free-jazz. And there is no zeuhl here whatsoever.

The music is OK and a bit of a test. It is not a turkey because the band is doing their best and there are great skills here. Neither is it a decent album unless you love free-jazz. I don't.

1.5 points

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