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RITUEL

Jean-Pascal Boffo

 

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4.53 | 18 ratings

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WFV
5 stars What a treat it has been to listen to this record.

It's always fun to dive into new artists and find new nuggets. This nugget from 1988 (!) is pure prog with long instrumental symphonic passages mixed with slower, more pastoral sections featuring flute and other winds. The music flows with epic grace and stands toe to toe with the best prog out there. The discerning ear can definitely tell this album is from the '80's but it's not overly saturated sterility. This is organic prog that holds the listener and engages until the very end. The first three movements of the title track are a certain highlight, the first side is nearly flawless and the five minute closer "Sacrifice" is very potent as well, my favourite track on a killer record.

I'm not ultra familiar with this artist but I'm looking forward to becoming more acquainted over the years. Most of his releases aren't pure prog, but on Rituel Prog fans of all kinds will find a lot to like. 4.5 rounded up because it's from the eighties - this album is worthy of high esteem

WFV | 5/5 |

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