Sunday, October 11, 2009

vialka review in the big takeover

review of SUCCES PLANETAIRE INTERNATIONAL in the big take over by Paul Lemos:


With their third album, this French duo has created their richest, most
intricately arranged music, rife with musical surprises. Marylise
Frenchville’s agile drumming and urgent torch singing, supported by Eric
Boro’s nimble, dynamic guitar work recalls the Spartan intensity and
virtuosity of another mighty French band, Etron Fou Leloublan.
Vialka’s wildly unpredictable compositions, full of unexpected twists
and turns, combine elements of folk, prog rock, improvisation, jazz and
cabaret within the group’s own eccentric, distinctly European aesthetic.
Enhanced by a handful of guest players and Bob Drake’s able production,
“Succes” is another fascinating chapter in Vialka’s creative

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