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Nebelnest: ZePTO

Read "ZePTO" reviewed by John Kelman


In the decade since they first came together, the members of French progressive band NeBeLNest have managed to create quite a stir. By combining elements of dark symphonic prog rock with the freewheeling experimental élan of Rock in Opposition bands like Henry Cow, the group has garnered a reputation for bringing the innovations of '70s art rock into the new millennium. The detailed composition and dense sonics on ZePTO are challenging enough to satisfy the most ardent prog fan, while ...

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NeBelNest: NoVa eXPReSS

Read "NoVa eXPReSS" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


With its second release (and the first for Cuneiform Records), this French prog-rock quartet charts a direction consisting of expansive sheets of sound, driving rock rhythms, and climactically driven time changes. Unfortunately, the results prove mixed at best.

On the opener, “Blackmail," guitarist Cyril Malderez pursues blaring chord voicings atop keyboardist Olivier Teledor's swarming progressions and subtle synth treatments. It's all about riffs, thumping rhythms and ominous overtones - as evidenced on “Stimpy Bar" and other works. However, the musicians ...


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