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RITUEL

Jean-Pascal Boffo

 

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Theriver
5 stars I would say this album is probably the best prog album recorded in the 80's i ever listened to.

The first part if the album is started by a tryptic which gave this album its name. The first part of this tryptic is one of the greatest prog track i heard for a while. Well influenced by the bolero of Ravel, this instrumental is building up gradually to offer sumptuous solo of oboe, bassoon, keyboard etc...The Quality of the rest of the album stays really close to this opening. The album is full of beautiful melodies played one after the other and well executed by the various imstrumentst.oboe, viola, harp, clarinet and more.

Jean Pascal Boffo, guitar virtuous, is far from showing off here and seems to prefer to leave his companions on the front stage and only appears for few solos and beautiful part on the acoustic guitar.

The album is mostly a symphonic instrumental album and the voice only appears on one track, the zeulh inspired «Andhowande».

This album is sadly not very popular in the prog community but i would strongly recommend everyone to give this album a chance.

Theriver | 5/5 |

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