Visions of Dune, an Ignored Masterpiece Visions of Dune is a powerful, mystical, nearly cinematic disc. In a genre that might be superficially compared to Ambient Music, it ultimately offers far more grain to hold onto than the original canons of the ambient school defined by Brian Eno, for example, require. Droning, electro-acoustic psychedelicism, at times close to certain compositions of atonal music, Visions of Dune is akin to the Industrial music of « the Age of Crystal » with its biomechanical popping, it’s electrical stridence, undulations and profound vibrations. The disc is an electronic meditation and a springboard for the imagination. All this is in Visions of Dune, and much more. Its different movements, a dozen in all, evoke an imaginary world, buried beneath a thick layer of digital silica which suddenly bursts into full sunlight. A devastated planet. Unknown creatures. An enigmatic language. A people who are, in the end, mysterious, as are their myths and rituals. This is the strength of which we speak of in Bernard Szajner’s Visions of Dune, that of images created by the mind. For in music, even more than in other artistic disciplines, what is important depends on the power to reveal or to subjugate. The rest is simply talk. Note that two lost pieces have been found and have been added to the original album as bonus tracks. « Spice » and « The Duke » were created at the same time as the album, but were left off because Pathé Marconi EMI considered them to be « too futuristic. » After years spent in relative obscurity, it is time for the best-kept secret of the French underground to leave its protective shadow and finally appear in the full light of day. Fanny Courty & Maxence GrugierFrom http://www.infine-music.com/artist/36/z-aka-szajnerA big thanks for this masterpiece in lossless man!
wow!if only the producers of the lynch film had approached z!
Great, always nice to hear Klaus sing ! Thank you.