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Symphonic Prog

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4 stars Use to be the holy grail from the French Progressive Rock.Before making this succesfull album some of the members were playing in another magnificent bands as Eden Rose,Systeme Capoutchik and participated full-time on the Supra Pop Impressions library release from Janko Nilovic.The most active member from Sandrose is without any doubt guitarplayer Jean-Pierre Alarcen which was still active on tons of other albums and worked long time together with Francois Beranger.He has also a few excellent solo-albums.The songs on Sandrose's only LP are from the highest range.Don't expect full action!?I mean that they doesn't sound as Italian bands.You'll miss the spectacular organ and guitar battles,or the rhythm changes.Don't expect the rawness from the Germans and their experimental edges.No,it isn't sound as all those.In a certain way you can compare them with bands as Analogy,Mad Curry or the Icelandic band Naturra.Maybe because of the female vocals,or the organ.For sure Sandrose sounds better!Not showing off,but brilliant musicians,brilliant songs.Listen to the exceptional feeling for that typical melodic sound is coming outside the guitar from Jean-Pierre Alarcen.Nobody can bettered it.Always on a carpet from organ layers by Henry Garella,not really heavy,more serene,beautiful,a certain pastoral feeling. The magic voice from Rose Podwojny where necessary and on her best on songs as 'Old dom is dead','To take him away'.Listen to the long track 'Underground session' taken from Chick Chorea where the Garella's organ is soloing against the pyrotechnics from Alarcen's guitarplaying.To people which doesn't know this album,I should advice try to order it quickly,because it's a shame you still don't have in your collection.One of the most famous Underground/Progressive albums in Europe.
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