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Thursday, July 16, 2009

QUARTZ


by Quartz


MARLIN RECORDS
MAR 2216
1978
STEREO





SIDE A:



QUARTZ

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SIDE B:



BEYOND THE CLOUDS
FOR GEROMINE
CHAOS

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Editor's note: Dusty Groove America calls this record:

French disco from the mid 70s -- long tracks, with a heck of a lot of keyboards going all over the place in riffs that would make Keith Emerson weep! Side one features the extended "Quartz", and other tracks include "Chaos", "For Geromine", and "Beyond The Clouds". © 1996-2009, Dusty Groove America, Inc.
Is there any reason to dispute that? No...ummmm...yeah, kinda. When you think of disco an image of Donna Summer or the Bee Gees flies right out and flicks off the light and a mirrorball gleams and fills the room with electrified crystal light. This sounds more techno to me (Yes, I realize that this was 1979.). No, seriously, even though there wasn't techno at the time this was techno! Then again I didn't listen to disco and hardly listen to techno unless it's forced upon me. So maybe we can compromise on very very early techno and late disco. No?

As for the cover: let's just call it Houses of the Unholy. Get it? Yeah, remember Zeppelin's cover for Houses of the Holy with the spandex children on the rocks? Well, these guys didn't have sense enough to put clothes on these children of the crystal spires and thus the un-Holy moniker. Then again I guess it was the 1970s and people weren't so touchy then. Yeah, I'm not saying that it's illegal since it could be a drawing or whatever but your local branch of justice might see it differently. Just like they might see this form of sharing illegal!

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