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BIENVENUE AU CONSEIL D'ADMINISTRATION

Pulsar

 

Symphonic Prog

3.21 | 34 ratings

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ProgShine
4 stars 01. Il Fait Froid, Ici ...

The initial partization of the themes, the introduction of new elements, we are in 1981 and hear this is scary. A strange sound in the bottom, bass keyboard and flute in a convergent and hypnotic state, varied vocalizations that although the lack of words are typically French. It's also good to hear that the drums from Victor Bosch is not 'contaminated' with the sounds of the prolific but not so great 80's. After 2 and a half minutes appears the shy guitar of Gilbert Gandil in a hypnotic riff. Highly hypnotic!

02. a) La Femme Au Bout Du Couloir

Continuing the 'story' the first part of this second track brings a sax (I think) a very nice melody, a strange riff, while Claude Lesko gives us an impeccable narration. Gilberto's guitar starts a beautiful melody with good keyboards in the background giving a highly peaceful atmosphere and spatial.

02. b) La Tempête, Encore

An inconsistency Fusion, Rock urgency and a desperation to be expected!

02. c) Accident-vision

Something medical Ithought. A weight, more 'hard', and an enigmatic end...

02. d) Cri

To the last part already started a very convincing and serious way, thanks to the bass parts who gives a birth to it and is also played by Gilbert.

03. Epreuve No.2

A groove, a hell of a percussive fingering, bass and drums in a non-stop rhythm and keyboards making beds and beds to lay down in. And the sax is just the cherry on this 'cake'.

04. Mirage De Neige

Piano with echo and a 'bubblegum' riff (those that you find yourself singing along), an ethereal atmosphere, the stories that gave the record a genial climate and a lot of hypnosis.

05. Sous Le Ciel Courait Où La Tempête

This is where 'New Millennium' the opening track from DREAM THEATER's Falling Into Infinite (1997) is all about, only at the DREAM THEATER song John Myiung plays a Chapman Stick, here it's a crazy synth loop. Bass in one of those grooves that even if you could simply play for 2 hours the same riff (laughs), with simple drums but I love this style of playing drums. Soon after the guitar appears at times heavy and at the end full of reverb, almost an acoustic guitar.

06. Précautions Oratories

The narrative hides what will come. A Rock full of will, that after the first bar use the 'Wish You Were Here' way of playing (you know in the beginning where it seems that the sound comes out of an old radio?) To stay even better. Someone very angry yells at you! And the band leaves you wanting more.

07. La Luge Et La Limousine

I'm enjoying this narration thing at the beginning of songs and then immediately burst into a Space Rock full of 'floating sounds'.

08. a) Energie-saga

Narrative. And then a groove of those robots-like, like the KRAFTWERK, but human. Stop and narratives. Really Robot.

08. b) Chanson Populaire De La Neige

After our 'Forrest Gump' speak, the track becomes a delicate and simple ballad full of feeling, almost a Japanese melody (or something like that, I'm sorry but I'm not good in etnics).

08. c) Dernier Avertissement

An outcome for a story!

09. Futurs Intérieurs

This thing of narrative rather than vocal on the records is sensational, gives a genial climate to the album. Suddenly a wonderful melody invades the headphones, very good indeed. And almost at the end the vocalise. Great stuff!

10. Silence D'une Petite Fille

A lullaby (laughs) in beautiful melody. Hard to describe the peaceful passing of it.

11. Croisiere

Pierre Imbert gives an enhanced sound with the Hurdy Gurdy (I imagine that is it laughs) with a beautiful melody that reminds me of the Scothish bagpipes.

12. Perte De Vue

In an opening melody that reminds me of the old Chinese, these guys had a huge influence! Even in their vocalizations, once more peace of mind throughout the song.

13. Melodie Boreale

The epic of the album. Its more than 16 minutes are beautiful and enigmatic, reminded me a lot to what PINK FLOYD was going to do almost 15 years later (in the The Division Bell album). Animals, founts, colors, worlds! A complete trip to the senses.

Undoubtedly magistral and different in every way. Even more that it was recorded in 1981. Genial!

ProgShine | 4/5 |

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