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2.74 | 52 ratings

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1 stars After their classic album « le cimetière des arlequins » Christian Descamps and his musical tribe have recorded several concept albums based on a delicate, melodic, orchestrated progressive rock always putting the stress on an achieved sense of the lyrics. "Au delà du délire" is their second best effort. With this recent recording (after a late 80's re-birth) we clearly have the impression that the 70's belong to the past and that the musical feeling & writing disappear in a large part. The influence of "chanson française" is always characterised in a few melodic "pseudo-poetic" songs which currently gives a nice flavour to the ensemble, but here it's too much. The usual symphonic / progressive arrangements are exposed in a song as "la Bête" or "Nonne Assistante A Personne A Tanger". For the rest it's terribly dull and pop orientated, very far from the essence of complex, progressive rock music and really more into "variety", soft commercial music like ridiculous French singers know how to produce it. More often old dated and non-inspired. Go on their three first and forget the rest of the discography.
philippe | 1/5 |


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