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Forgas Band Phenomena

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3.78 | 17 ratings | 1 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Extra-Lucide (7:07)
2. Rebirth (5:27)
3. Pieuvre à la pluie (19:26)
4. Annie réglisse (8:38)
5. Villa Carmen (4:58)

Total Time: 45:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Mathias Desmier / guitar
- Gilles Pausanias / keyboards
- Denis Guivarc'h / saxophone
- Juan-Sébastien Jimenez / bass
- Patrick Forgas / drums, composer, arranger & producer

Releases information

Artwork: Aymeric Leroy

CD Cosmos Music ‎- CMPL 002 (1999, France)

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FORGAS BAND PHENOMENA Extra-Lucide ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

FORGAS BAND PHENOMENA Extra-Lucide reviews

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Review by apps79
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4 stars The newly born band of Forgas promoted its first album through series of gigs around the Paris region, but unfortunately personel changes wasn't meant to be avoided.The recordings of the new album found only guitarist Mathias Desmier onboard from the previous core and Forgas was also surrounded by newcomers Juan Sebastian Himenez on bass, Gilles Pausanias on keyboards and Denis Guivarch on sax.''Extra-lucide'' was eventually released again on the Cosmos label at the fall of 1999.

This second album of Forgas Band Phenomena finds Forgas musically more mature and his new bandmates collaborating in a tighter way.The result is a trully enjoyable album with too many incredible moments, as the arrangements are characterized by constant shifts between richer and smoother passages in a balanced way, while there are plenty of shattering interplays, semi-loose solo deliveries and a fair amount of melody appearing in the album.The Canterbury influence is still apparent through the dreamy keyboard parts and the jazzy twists of the album, which is highlighted by the excellent work of Pausanias on synthesizers and electric piano.Saxes remain always in evidence with alternations between extended solos and more melodic interventions in a Jazz/Fusion style, while the guitars are added for good measure when needed.Forgas' drumming is again unmistakable and the whole amalgam sounds very attractive.The 19-min. long ''Pieuvre a la pluie'' is a fantastic example of varied Prog/Fusion with tremendous interplays and tons of changing textures, while ''Annie reglisse'' contains a beautiful combination of synthesizers and saxes, creating beautiful, dreamy, unmet soundscapes.These tracks are propably the picks of an otherwise very solid album.

This is some excellent Prog/Fusion, where both emotions and technique meet.One of the gems of the 90's regarding the genre, absolutely satisfying and highly recommended.

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