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LE CIMETIÈRE DES ARLEQUINS

Ange

 

Symphonic Prog

3.47 | 127 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
4 stars Ange's second record "Le Cimetière des Arlequens" which features Christian and Francis Decamps, Jean-Michel Brezovar, Gérard Jelsch and Daniel Haas is another fantastic record. It has not really the same splendor that their debut record had but it is still a piece of amazing progressive music.

First the cover. I think that this record has of of prog history's most amazing covers. I think it's hypnozising me even if I have never touched the real vinyl and just seen the picture. I have became a big fan of this french group recently and I find them very interesting. Here they continue the same winning style as on "Caricatures".

The first song "Ces Gens-Là" with edgy organs and strong dramatic speaking vocals goes in a special direction, a brave song. It is like they were demonstating in a parade. "Aujourd'hui c'est la fête de l'apprenti socier" has a nice recirculation and a dramatic melody and powerful "Bivouac lère partie" lets the spirit out and develops to a total difference from the beginning. "L'Espionne lesbienne" is calmer and interesting, it sounds like jester music. "Bivouac final" is instrumental and has a very powerful and groovy feeling. "De temps en temps" is another theatrical piece with unique vocals and nice bass work. In "La route aux cyprès" there is nice flute, this is a more acoustic thing and the closer "Le cimetière des Arlequins" is slow and builds up the song to a dramatic ending. Good expressive vocal work. The last song is though not the best song. It's length had been entitled and perhaps made this a five star record with a more clever composition.

What I like with "Cimetière des Arlequins" and Ange's music is the expressive vocals, the very heavy organs and the edgy rhytm. This makes me happy. Another plus for the outstanding cover!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |

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