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Charlie2300
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Zero Zero Zero - "Crypto Sensus"
Oct 02, 2013, 02:25
I've gone to some trouble to acquire this album and, after hassling the parent label, Musea, in my best franglais, for a digital download (the original CD release disappeared into a dark void years ago), they have given in and reissued as an mp3 download. Merci Beaucoup Musea.

http://www.discogs.com/Zero-Zero-Zero-Crypto-Sensus/release/3671739

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crypto-Sensus/dp/B00FB8G1RW/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&sr=1-1&keywords=Crypto+Sensus

I've been after a copy of this album for years on the presumption/aspiration that it would be well worth it. Never heard a note of it before yesterday.

Why the fuss? Well, Zero Zero Zero is a rare musical project of Franck Fromy and he was the main man in Shub Niggurath. Shub Niggurath were/are, perhaps, best described as sounding like Magma on a bad acid trip where fear and loathing threatens to overwhelm. Dark intense Zeuhl. The sole Zero Zero Zero release "Crypto Sensus" features two members of

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Shub+Niggurath

Shub Niggurath plus a whizzo electronics guy. As it's so 'unsung' I figured that I'd attempt a review should anybody be interested in investigating further. It's certainly making waves in the den.

It's really hard to provide comparative music to Crypto Sensus. It's has the darkness about it that Shub Niggurath exuded, but this is not really music overtly influenced by Magma. This album is dark space psych RIO if that makes any sense at all; it has a lot more to do with the later works of Heldon than anything else. What we have on Crypto Sensus is a pounding bass reminiscent of Bernard Paganotti coupled with the most savage guitar work from Richard Pinhas (Interface/Stand By albums) and, indeed, Robert Fripp. Add to that the feel of Lard Free albums (notably III/Spirale Malax) with added doom and darkness. Maybe some Univers Zero/Present in there in terms of atmosphere.

This record comes recommended in the den. Track 2 "Irruption" is a monster.
Charlie2300
Charlie2300
412 posts

Re: Zero Zero Zero - "Crypto Sensus"
Oct 02, 2013, 23:40
Charlie2300 wrote:
I've gone to some trouble to acquire this album and, after hassling the parent label, Musea, in my best franglais, for a digital download (the original CD release disappeared into a dark void years ago), they have given in and reissued as an mp3 download. Merci Beaucoup Musea.

http://www.discogs.com/Zero-Zero-Zero-Crypto-Sensus/release/3671739

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crypto-Sensus/dp/B00FB8G1RW/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&sr=1-1&keywords=Crypto+Sensus

I've been after a copy of this album for years on the presumption/aspiration that it would be well worth it. Never heard a note of it before yesterday.

Why the fuss? Well, Zero Zero Zero is a rare musical project of Franck Fromy and he was the main man in Shub Niggurath. Shub Niggurath were/are, perhaps, best described as sounding like Magma on a bad acid trip where fear and loathing threatens to overwhelm. Dark intense Zeuhl. The sole Zero Zero Zero release "Crypto Sensus" features two members of

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Shub+Niggurath

Shub Niggurath plus a whizzo electronics guy. As it's so 'unsung' I figured that I'd attempt a review should anybody be interested in investigating further. It's certainly making waves in the den.

It's really hard to provide comparative music to Crypto Sensus. It's has the darkness about it that Shub Niggurath exuded, but this is not really music overtly influenced by Magma. This album is dark space psych RIO if that makes any sense at all; it has a lot more to do with the later works of Heldon than anything else. What we have on Crypto Sensus is a pounding bass reminiscent of Bernard Paganotti coupled with the most savage guitar work from Richard Pinhas (Interface/Stand By albums) and, indeed, Robert Fripp. Add to that the feel of Lard Free albums (notably III/Spirale Malax) with added doom and darkness. Maybe some Univers Zero/Present in there in terms of atmosphere.

This record comes recommended in the den. Track 2 "Irruption" is a monster.



I appreciate that my attempt at a review is not in the least bit helpful if you're not into Zeuhl and other French progressive bands. But this might help: "Irruption" would fit well on King Crimson - "Red". It has the same sort of bass-led attack as on the title track "Red" with a rampant Fripp guitar over the top. Irruption is deffo more intense than Red.
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