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Sotos - s/t

Reviewer :
Greger Rönnqvist Format: Album
Release date: 1999-01-01 Year: 1999
Label: Gazul
Genre: Prog-Rock/Art Rock
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This is a very exciting album. It's not that often you get to hear something that is as progressive as Sotos nowadays. They are among those bands that are pushing the progressive music to its outer limits, and for some reasons I always get excited when I hear such music. Sotos is from France and they're reminiscent to other French bands such as Eskaton, Gong and Magma as well as King Crimson. This is their debut CD, and it's released on Musea's label Gazul. Their compositions are rather complex and furious, and they're all instrumental. They are mixing such instruments as Bass, Cello, Drums, Flute and Guitar. Although there's only four tracks on this album it's almost 70 minutes. All the four tracks are passing 13 minutes, and the opening epic track "Tango" is almost 22 minutes! Much of Sotos power and energy comes from the drums and percussions. Just listen to the 16 minutes track "Gilgamesh" where the focus is on the percussion's. "Tango" and "Gilgamesh" are my favourites on this album. France is a very exciting country for this kind of music. I don't think that this album would appeal to every progressive rock fan, but if you're adventurous enough, I think you will love it! Recommended! 


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