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ALORS JOUE!

Gens de la Lune

 

Symphonic Prog

3.62 | 18 ratings

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poito
5 stars With an entirely different lineup that brought back keyboardist/composer Francis Decamps to the first line of symphonic prog, this new album by the people of the moon is a breath of fresh air coming directly from the golden years. It is interesting how Decamps music has evolved. It was not particularly original in the first three albums of Ange's mother band, they managed to survive the theatrical and French lyrics that kept them limited to a legion of followers and fans in France. That gave him/them time to mature, and yes, he opened the jar of essences in the next two albums. Then, the band declined as most other prog bands in the 80's, and when he returned after some years staring at the moon, contrary to expectations, the music is still early 70's, but better than it ever was. But this is no bad, young friends. Those years were the climax for the music of all times, the Olympo opened doors back then. That means Decamps went a slow path to perfection. This album has no weak tracks. From start to end you'll get a long chain of beautiful tunes, subtle at moments (Hypocrite et Comedian), energetic when needed, multilayered or simple, epic or unpretentious, with superb keyboards almost anywhere, what else can I say. This is a masterpiece. Uh guys, what are you expecting? Does contemporary djent or prog-metal give you anything better? Or is it that you are not ready to that much musical complexity, variety and beauty? Cultivate yourself a little bit; give your taste a chance by opening your mind to fresh classic prog. All you have to do is to listen to this album three or four times in a row, and your brain will disengage of heavy's and rockers. It's going to happen anyway as you get older, you can't stop it, so why don't you start here and now? This album is a delicatessen. I'm sure that Gabriel, Banks, Fripp, Emerson, Howe, Wakeman, Latimer, Sinclair and company are envious and furious for not being able to do something even close to this nowadays, while their former Frenchie fan of 40 years ago has now passed them at speed of light. Take my word. Thanks Monsieur Decamps! Don't ever die, please.
poito | 5/5 |

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