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Quaser — Out from Quaser
(Belle Antique 9449, 1994, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-03-01
The original lineup of Quaser, a trio led by (then bassist) T. Morita played throughout the late 70s, yet left behind no recorded evidence. With the help of Ain Soph guitarist Yozox, the album Out from Quaser is an effort by Morita to document the band's material at a point many years after their split. Compositionally the material is excellent, and deserves far more than the simple all-digital keyboard and drum-program treatment (with the exception of the occasional fluid guitar contribution from Yozox) that it gets here. The vocals – about half are in English, the balance in Japanese – are heavily stylized and double-tracked, but overall are fairly good, even if a bit mysterious (and Ferry-esque at times). The music reaches into fertile symphonic territory, yet in a very atypical way – at least among Japanese bands – which makes this fairly interesting. Overall, some positives, some negatives, but not bad.
Related artist(s): Quaser
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