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




Symphonic Prog

3.66 | 37 ratings

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4 stars The first studio albun from Japanese band PAGEANT "La Mosaique de La Reverie", is a good example of the possibility of to make a brilliant work of progressive music, without great individual performances (since the musicians aren't virtuous, but only good musicians) besides the band don't sounds like a "cheap copy" of their main influences : GENESIS and in smaller scale CAMEL and RENAISSANCE . A interesting point in this albun, is the use of 6 and 12 strings in addition with eletric guitar in attempt of create a more lyrical atmosphere,as for instance in the track 1 "La Mosaïque De La Rêverie " , track 2 "Vexation", track 5 "Rires Dans La nuit" and the track 6 "Un Giel De Celluloide" ( in this track for create a more folk "landscape" ). Another strong point are in the female vocals, which are very pleasant and without exacerbation ( an exception in terms of Japanese bands). Although all the tracks in this albun are great, I wish to detach more 2 tracks, the track 3 "Echo" a overpowering heavy-symphonic prog with a keyboard solo in Wakeman/Banks style and the track 4 "L'Enfer Des Poupées" with a martial therme. Due to this my rate is 4 stars !!!
maryes | 4/5 |


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