Ouliposaliva - Angil & The Hidden Tracks
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  • Summary: The French band releases a concept album based on the sounds of brass and woodwind instruments.
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  1. In all seriousness, this is an utterly brilliant experiment that is carried out with excellent style.
  2. The imprint scores its hat-trick with Ouliposaliva: the entree of Angil and the Hiddentracks, one of the most bizarre/bankable records to air outside of its creators’ Parisian side-streets.
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    The result is a twilight world where Robert Wyatt and John Coltrane rub shoulders with Why? and Vernon Elliott. Mad, but quite magical. [Dec 2008, p.81]
  4. This truly is an album you can’t just dip into, it’s a winning concept. And though it may not win millions of hearts, for those with time, it’s a truly rewarding experience.
  5. What makes this inspirational lyrical gimmick work is the quality of the songs and the sure-footedness of Mottet's approach to sound, a not-so-distant European relative of the Elephant 6 palette.
  6. Despite the janky piano, dissonant woodwind arrangements, and Angil’s sometimes abrasive vocal delivery, it all works well. You haven’t heard this album before, and that is very refreshing.
  7. While undoubtedly inventive, the album wears thin far too soon. [Winter 2009, p.78]
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