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3.41 | 36 ratings | 3 reviews | 14% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lies (10:22)
2. Esquisse (9:43)
a) Speak About
b) One Way
c) Hide
d) War Paint
3. Words and Tears (4:41)
4. Bad Illusion (6:21)
a) Hope and Glory
b) Epilogue
5. Learning to Fly (15:15)
a) Time to Burn
b) Flying Spirit
c) Dreamscape
d) End to Burn
6. Hard Space (8:42)
a) Under Pressure
b) Hard Space Theme
c) Beautiful Life
7. Voices (11:33)

Total Time: 66:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Jean Michel Paci / vocal
- Martial Urbanc / keyboard
- David Juvan / bass
- Gerard Larue / guitar
- Stephane Pacini / drums
- Vincent De Toffoli / guitar

Releases information

CD Musea Records FGBG 4172.AR (1996)

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ATRIA Hide ratings distribution

(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by progrules
4 stars Somehow this second and (to date) last release by French neoband Atria reminds me of Deyss' Visions in the Dark. The sound and style are very much the same. And even the vocals are alike.

These vocals are not really the best aspect of Atria but they are acceptable for me. Also the instrumental handling is ok and better than the vocals but the strongest asset of this typical nineties outfit is the quality of the compositions. Extended instrumental passages is their trademark and I love them big time. Especially the epic Learning to Fly appeals extremely much to me but also the opener Lies shows big promise for the rest of the album.

The other tracks are very good as well so it's too hard for me to let the flaws be the dominant ingrediants for the rating. Atria's Hide is just about how I like my neo prog best. And that's what I will let prevail. I can give no less than four stars here, though rounded up (3,75). Maybe it's not quite there as "excellent addition to ANY prog rock collection" but it's certainly better than "good but non-essential" so I will conclude with the following statement:

(Highly) recommended for the real neo fans !

Latest members reviews

2 stars Retro neoprog? Yes, what u listen here is just a retro neoprog, the sound remind some bands of the early '80, but not Marillion, Pallas or Iq, it's more in the symphonic prog vein of the late '80 like Zaragon or Antares. The keyboards and synthesizers are really terrible here; the reason is due t ... (read more)

Report this review (#1271912) | Posted by Aragon | Sunday, September 7, 2014 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Pendragon, anyone ? This French band, that's Atria and not Pendragon, has so far released two albums. Hide is the last one, but I hope they may release some more albums. Anyway, Hide is the subject of this review. Firstly, I thought I had left a Pendragon album, their mid period around Ma ... (read more)

Report this review (#283793) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Friday, May 28, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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