Header
Pageant - La Mosaïque de la Rêverie CD (album) cover

LA MOSAÏQUE DE LA RÊVERIE

Pageant

 

Symphonic Prog

3.63 | 34 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

geezer
4 stars This is one of the best Japanese symphonic albums. The band played its first concerts already in 1982 but this debut album wasn't released until in 1986. The band, like many other Japanese progressive bands, had a female singer Hiroko Nagai. She is classically trained and absolutely one of the best of these Japanese female singers there is. In addition, she also plays the keyboards that are centred on piano. In general, this band has a great harmony in their playing. I think this is the main reason in addition to the strong compositions that this band stands out from the Japanese 80's progressive scene. The music is very refined symphonic and not as bombastic like for instance Teru's Symphonia from the same period. Guitarist Ikkou Nakajima, who was previously a member of Fromage, deserves a special mention as he was without a doubt one of the best Japanese guitarists. The band had also a flautist Kazuhiro "Mr. Sirius" Miyatake who ads a nice touch with his delicate playing. He is also known for his Mr. Sirius albums that he released shortly after this album was released. Hiroko Nagai was the vocalist in this band as well.

The album starts with the very good title song. My favourite song though is "Echo" which is the rockiest and most controversial song in the album. It's a very good track though and showing the band's capabilities at best. All tracks are at least good and therefore this album doesn't have any weak moments.

Conclusion: A classic from the Japanese symphonic scene!

geezer | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Share this PAGEANT review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.03 seconds