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Zartong - Zartong (1979) {2015, Remastered}

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Zartong - Zartong (1979) {2015, Remastered}

Zartong - Zartong (1979) {2015, Remastered}
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Fusion / Folk Rock / Space Rock/ Jazz Rock / Progressive Rock
O-Music #OM 71088

Zartong were a quartet of Armenian musicians who moved to France and released a self-titled debut album before promptly vanishing in the late 70's, and a fascinating and unpredictable prog curio it turned out to be! A mostly instrumental work that jumps in all sorts of directions, prominent spacey synth-driven symphonic prog moments suddenly give way to plentiful folk interludes and Turkish flavoured diversions, electronic ambience, Zeuhl weirdness, jazz-fusion fire and poppier vocal breaks (not to mention some dreaded yet unsurprising light disco elements due to the era it arrived in!). The album has a distinctive and very unique sound due to two of the musicians playing a santour (an Iranian instrument similar to a zither) and a kamancha, a type of oriental violin.

`Zartong' is made up of thirteen different tracks, some little more than sketches of ideas or bridges to lengthier compositions. After opening with an atmospheric introduction on those above two mentioned obscure instruments, fuzzy heavy guitars and a funky dancing beat enter in the two-part `Dzamone' with a boisterous repeated vocal. The rest of the first side is comprised of `Parhelie', `Prosopoee' and the two-part `I Verine' that form a continuous piece, beginning as an ethereal ambient breeze that reveals desolate Middle Eastern dustiness, constant grumbling bass that takes on an almost swallowing distorted Zeuhl quality, sighing wordless harmonies and unceasing spacey synths.

Those chiming violin and zither-like ripples dance through the spirited Turkish-flavoured folky jigs `Toy Narguiz' and `Kele Kele' powered by grumbling Zeuhl bass, inviting group vocals and rattling drumming. The two-part call-to-dance jig `Armenian Hore' bookends the dreamy `Dele Yaman', violin and santour glistening with fragility over restrained veils of floating synths and weary vocal pleading, and `Hoy Nazan' is a joyous instrumental rocker to close on.

The production is rough and inconsistent with occasionally noticeable distortion, and the constant direction and style changes will likely annoy and fascinate different listeners in equal measure, but there's instantly obvious great skill in the musicians, and there's definitely ideas present that Turkish group Asia Minor would perfect on their classic `Between Spirit and Divine' album a year later. But `Zartong' is a dignified, frequently joyful album full of atmosphere and wonderful playing, and it's a shame we were only left with this one teasing little 35 minute album from a talented group so full of potential.

~ Michael H, Prog Archives
Zartong - Zartong (1979) {2015, Remastered}


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Zartong - Zartong (1979) {2015, Remastered}

Zartong - Zartong (1979) {2015, Remastered}

Track List:

01. Dzamone, Part 1 [01:00]
02. Dzamone, Part 2 [02:36]
03. Parhélie [02:30]
04. I Verine, Part 1 [05:28]
05. Prosopopée [01:44]
06. I Verine, Part 2 [01:50]
07. Toy Narguiz [03:18]
08. Éveil [02:00]
09. Kélé Kélé [04:50]
10. Armenian Hore, Part 1 [01:30]
11. Delé Yaman [04:28]
12. Armenian Hore, Part 2 [01:22]
13. Hoy Nazan [03:00]

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

Отчёт EAC об извлечении, выполненном 8. февраля 2016, 10:53

ZARTONG / Zartong

Дисковод: TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-224DB Adapter: 4 ID: 1

Режим чтения : Достоверность
Использование точного потока : Да
Отключение кэша аудио : Да
Использование указателей C2 : Нет

Коррекция смещения при чтении : 6
Способность читать области Lead-in и Lead-out : Нет
Заполнение пропущенных сэмплов тишиной : Да
Удаление блоков с тишиной в начале и конце : Нет
При вычислениях CRC использовались нулевые сэмплы : Да
Интерфейс : Встроенный Win32-интерфейс для Win NT/2000

Выходной формат : Внутренние WAV-операции
Формат сэмплов : 44.100 Гц; 16 бит; стерео


TOC извлечённого CD

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13 | 32:36.00 | 3:00.00 | 146700 | 160199


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CRC копии E70604BD
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