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3.95 | 29 ratings | 4 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Metamorphosis (8:57)
2. Labyrinth (4:11)
3. Signs beyond the euphrates (3:13)
4. Hypereyes (10:45)
5. Birth of ucbald (3:04)
6. Spiral .irregular .end (13:05)
7. Dream in a blue forest (6:12)
8. Distances (6:12)
9. Eternal spheres (9:19)

Total Time: 64:58

Line-up / Musicians

- Chris Casagrande / guitars
- Laurent Lacombe-Colomb / keyboards
- Bertrand Hulin-Bertaud / bass
- Emma M. / drums

Releases information

Musea FGBG 4264.AR

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PRIAM Three Distances... Irregular Signs ratings distribution

(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (28%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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PRIAM Three Distances... Irregular Signs reviews

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Review by Greger
4 stars All instrumental progressive rock from France led by guitarist Chris Casagrande. This is their astounding debut album and it contains outstanding musicianship and compositions. Their music is a mix between GENESIS, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, KING CRIMSON, MARILLION, UK, XANG, YES and ─NGLAGARD. The guitar playing is in the forefront of the music that contains highly technical musical passages that leads from one track to the other. There are a lot of changing rhythms and odd-time signatures. Probably one of the most interesting bands from France today. Highly recommended!
Review by Sean Trane
3 stars This is very Jazz-rock and do not hear much inspiration from Genesis, KC and Marillion as someother reviewers are hinting.

This debut contains much promises for future releases, with excellent musicianship, but clearly their biggest room for improvement is in the inspiration dept.

Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars Absolutely fantastic fusion act from France,who released two great albums before disbanding.Formed out of the late-80's group ''Arlequin'',PRIAM consisted of four talented and creative musicians with a wide range of influences,from straight jazz and classic progressive rock to electronic music and even techno.Keeping the rock element as their basis PRIAM released their first album ''Three distances...irregular signs'' in 1998.

This came as a total surprise to me,as I didn't expect to hear such a fantastic work by a totally unknown band.Their sound is the most balanced version of jazz/fusion,symphonic rock and space/electronic music you can find around.There are a lot of rhythmic parts,were bass and drums are leading the way,accompanied by virtuosic guitar soloing,then suddenly the storm is followed by the beautiful rainbow of the superb electronic soundscapes,delivering a great spacey atmosphere.Very often the music takes off,led by up-tempo grooves with nice interplays and majestic breaks,but you can also easily recognize the neo/symph influence on Chris Casagrande's solos.Recognizable is also the influence that ROBERT FRIPP had on Casagrande's style of playing with all these weird and complicated breaks and take-offs.At the end I'm sure you'll find yourself absolutely mind-blown by PRIAM's energy,creativity,balance and inspiration.''Three distances...irregular signs'' is easily one of the best modern fusion albums I've ever heard and should easily appeal to all prog rock fans without any exception!

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