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Dionne - Brégent

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3.81 | 11 ratings | 3 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ouverture (6:13)
Le Prophète : Suite Fraternelle
2. Dans Lma Mémoir DutEmps (2:40)
3. Evocation de Ké (2:57)
4. Lethargie (1:03)
5. Chant Faternel (2:44)
6. Danse Francoise (1:51)
7. Gratte-Ciel Polyphonique/Postlude (6:32)
8. Campus (10:06)
9. Transit Express (9:52)

Total Time: 43:58

Line-up / Musicians

- Vincent Dionne / percussionist
- Michel Georges Brégent / keyboardist

Guest musicians:
- Pierre Cormier / congas
- Carpentier, Devito / trombonne
- Archambault, Lagace / trumpet
- Margot Morris / harp

Releases information

CD Capitol ST 70052 (1977)

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DIONNE - BRÉGENT Deux ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(55%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

DIONNE - BRÉGENT Deux reviews

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Review by Sean Trane
4 stars One of the weirder things of this Quebecois duo is that their two albums are completely different, yet just as stunningly beautiful. With this album, the duo is definitely more inclined between TD and Mike Oldfield or Vangelis or even in some ways Jean Michel Jarre. One could also think of some of The Enid's most symphonic works too. Although not nearly as adventurous s the first album (as the rather bland artwork will tell you right away) the album is nonetheless extremely interesting in the way that that the album is an Vangelico- Oldfield-Froesian masterpiece and more than just a heavily influenced album, a great album, period.

Much more interesting than the rather empty Tubular Bells or Incantations, much more enthralling and Froese's Aqua or Ash Ra's later 70's music and much more convincing than Vangelis' Earth, this album is an altogether more accessible album than their debut collaboration, but just as stupendous (even grandiose, but never cheesy) in its own way. As you might guess, the multi-movement suite of Le Prophète is the centrepiece, but the twoi tracks on side 2 are also worth their weight, even if Campus has a not too-lengthy drum/percussion solo (not a fan of those).

Well this second album is greatly different from its debut, but in its own way, is just as essential. A third album was foreseen and partly written, but apparently not really recorded except for one great track (in the same genre as Deux) for a soundtrack, and is presented as a bonus on the re-issue.

Review by philippe
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Ambitious work from this Canadian progressive electronic collective. They propose beautiful, melodic, cosmic electronic inventions with lot of synth scales, gorgeously orchestrated epic ambiences. For my part I think that it sounds a bit dated and mainstream. Their style is really classical & cheesy but reveals some interesting mysterious, spaced out variations. All compositions have this special harmonised atmosphere thanks to grandiose keyboards and heroics passages. "Prologue" is a semi-medieval ambience dominated by organic continuous sound forms, bucolic flute lines. "Le prophete" is a massive, melodic and emotional electronic epic, containing really distinctive synthesiser lines (reminding some Goblins' dark hymns). After 8 minutes the sound becomes more symphonic with middle age intonations. "Campus" is a ridiculous mainstream electronic composition with accessible, really kitsch & exotic melodies. However a good mention to the second half of the composition with its furious improvised, really proggy keyboard / drum duet. No super exciting and the synth combinations are always in the same tone (really linear for the ears). Recommended for fans of new agey synth essays and mysterious symphonic epics.

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