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The Dame



3.50 | 30 ratings

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4 stars Time to drink champagne and dance on the table? THE DAME is a new band from The Hague, Netherlands, with a well thought out corporate identy. On one hand they are fronted by a lady, Madame Marian van Charante, who is provided with an excellent singing voice, right in the same way like Anneke van Giersbergen maybe. Furthermore cover art and videos are clearly pointing to the early 1900 decades. But if one expects to hear Can-Can stuff or something like that, will totally fail. Sophisticated compositions, neo and art rock styled however, with a clear prog signature. And so I'm occasionally detecting glimpses of The Far Meadow, Believe, The Gathering, just for a proper orientation.

While definitely focussed on exceptional vocals a lot, the instrumental share is flawless too, serves a comfortable frame. Charming here, grooving there, something melodic and accessible in any case. Choosing the album's title track, well, they've hit the nail right on the head, this including superb acoustic and electric guitar work. A splendid one for sure. Even the really extended Conviniently Distant appears to be entertaining. A very nice album, on rare occasions equipped with a heavier edge. Chapeau so much the more as this one seems to be completely self produced!

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