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CARICATURES

Ange

 

Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 113 ratings

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poito
4 stars Great year for the music this 73, Selling England by The Pound, Tales For Topographic Oceans, Dark Side Of The Moon, and in the middle of all that, this debut album by the French band ANGE. Curious this band, with so many influences so well assimilated, you can recognize ELP-ish marching style and Gabriel's flute in Dignite, Soft Machine jazzistic bits in Tels Quels, GONG's backing style for voices and more. The themes are highly inspired; probably the title album theme is one of the prog gems of all times. I'd say that the theatrical singing let this band behind what they might have achieved. They had this stubborn insistence in packing stories to the people. Who wants to be instructed or bore with unintelligible stories in a life concert? The weakest track is precisely Tels Quels, in which the music is waiting for the lyrics all the time. Anyway, there is enough meat in the album to forgive them for these sins. There is enough talent to stay close behind those totem albums of the class of 73. Pity the band only intermittently sustained the same level of inspiration afterwards.
poito | 4/5 |

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