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There's 3 artists with this name:

1) Fraction: A Heavy psychedelic band. About the Moon Blood album: This 1971 release on the Angelus label (Angelus 571) was limited to only 200 copies, so originals are worth a small fortune. Fraction, with vocalist Jim Beach bearing an uncanny vocal resemblance to Jim Morrision (although he was singing on Sunset Strip long before Morrison took to the stage), were often compared favourably with the Doors, although their quasi-religious message would probably not have found favour with the recently-departed Morrison.

Indeed, this rather fine album was once famously described as the album the Doors probably wished they had made! Underpinned by guitarist Don Swanson's superb Ritchie Blackmorestyle guitar work, this is an album full of beautiful psychedelia, acid and hard rock, at once emblematic of the era but not dated by its association. The five original compositions are all of the highest quality and the contribution of Beach's Morrison-esque vocals place a stamp of originality on the recording that endures from beginning to end.

2) Eric Raynaud a.k.a Fraction belongs to a family of artists, which appreciates music in its integrality. He synthesizes in his tracks the raw strength of Rock (and used to run the French group Mary Lake), a pronounced liking for experimentations spurred on by meetings and collaborations with T.Raumschmiere or the Bostonian collective “Order of the Artists” (whom belong several John Zorn’s followers to) and an unquestionable expertise in the tenets of Electronic music production. Fraction disrupts the axioms of the electronica genre and signed for inFiné a powerful morphing EP!

Superposition, the eponymous track, factorises concrete textures and acid sonorities, and applies an unstoppable kick. A first exponential sample, which reconciles electronic abstraction and dancefloor efficiency. While Inside the Neighbor’s Cat’s head seems to define the outlines of an inner and inspired post-rock, Requiem for a Unique Illusion restores the elegance of organic harmonies.

If the second part of the EP sounds more respectful of the traditional fundaments of electronica, every now and then frenetic and forceful on Supermarket of Souls, or introspective and contemplative on Wild, Blue and Dense, it remains loyal to a fertile dichotomy balanced between transgression and allegiance, distinction and extravagance for the listener’s best pleasures.

3) Crossover Thrash band from Nice, France that formed in 1994 as Fraction Hexagone. The band originally played Hardcore Punk, but changed to a more metallic style in 1998. From that point forward, the band used the name Fraction.

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