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HALLOWEEN

Pulsar

 

Symphonic Prog

3.89 | 118 ratings

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agla
5 stars "Halloween" is surely one of the most fascinating and intriguing album, released at the end of the seventies, a time when the prog was about to be buried by the punk . Recorded in Geneva with the new bassist Michel Masson and based on a surreal dialogue between a girl and a mysterious entity, an idea of drummer Victor Bosch, the cd pulls out a meticulous sound and a great team spirit, the evident result of a long search.

It starts with the childhood chant of "Halloween Song" and immediately enter into "Tired answer", a rarefied song, nestled in a dimension really exciting full of delicate inserts of acoustic Guitar and dreamy keyboards, with the flute Richard in evidence. The piece takes shape and force, the aggressive rhythm of drums, and guitar sounds distorted to art, while Jacques Roman juggles the best among its many keyboards, masterfully to emphasize several points. "Colours of childhood" offers warm Gandil voice, singing in English (as in the remaining pieces) before of stunning space-rock of "Sorrow in my dreams", vibrant and full of pathos.

The second part of the concept opens up on bleak images of loneliness ("Lone fantasy"), a singing accompanied by cello, piano and acoustic guitar, and a nice game of assorted percussion, that flow gently in the beautiful and airy attack of "Dawn over darkness" electric guitar of Gandil salt to the stage, while the usual atmosphere and liquid suspended, and a voice that grows in intensity toghether music, on the carpets of flute and keyboards and the addition of syncope percussive. A jewel that is perhaps the culmination of the cd after the brief interlude of "Misty garden of passion" is the night ride "Fear of frost", a frantic dance of ghosts, in the heart of a childhood nightmare, the voices fade into the organ of the Roman conclusive "Time".

"Halloween" is the masterpiece of the Pulsar and a whole genre of symphonic rock and romantic, customized by electronic touches and misterious keyboards , that someone wanted to pull over to Pink Floyd 's more mature phase.

agla | 5/5 |

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