Saturday, 23 March 2013

Bondage Fruit - Bondage Fruit III (1997)



The third album from this Japanese zeuhl band.

A zeuhl band is what they started out as. This album, a live album with entirely new material, takes the listener through a landscape filled with King Crimson'ish sculptures. There is also a lot of avant-garde aka Present here. Harsh avant-garde material with distorted guitars. Add a lot of fusion/jazz too and you get this album.

The music is performed with guitars, violins, vibraphone, synths, bass and drums. The bass is pretty deep and grunthy. The rest is pretty standard stuff.

The music is entirely instrumental and pretty complex throughout. The sound is great. I am still left a bit disappointed. The material here feels a bit lacklustre and disjointed. It is simply not good enough in my view. This is still a good album which requires a lot from the listener. I am not really as entusiastic about this album as others are. Hence my verdict.

3 points

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