MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

PRESENT

RIO/Avant-Prog • Belgium


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Present picture
Present biography
This came as a side project from Belgian avant-gardism group UNIVERS ZERO. As guitarist Roger Trigaux left that band, he got help from drummer Daniel Denis, A-M Polaris on vocals and Rochette on bass. Their music is incredibly somber (sinister is also appropriate) as it was on U Z but here the music is electrified, more energetic and more constructed, as there is "normal song construction" if that ever meant anything to those musicians. After two albums came a period were no albums came out for ten years, the band resuming activity in 95 with a live album. In the meantime Roger had released under that name a record where he duets with his son, and he would place in the group after along with the collaboration of Dave Kerman (5UU'S). The albums have been coming out at a regular pace the music gradually evolving towards an acoustic sound on the last album. PRESENT's music is really hard to categorize and to give names of bands to tell you the sound would be misleading you.

PRESENT is recommended to progheads that are not afraid of musical adventures out of the ordinary with a gloomy twist.

: : : Hugues Chantraine, BELGIUM : : :

See also:

- Univers Zero




Present official website

PRESENT MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

PRESENT forum topics / tours, shows & news


PRESENT forum topics Create a topic now
PRESENT tours, shows & news Post an entries now

PRESENT Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all PRESENT videos (3) | Search and add more videos to PRESENT

Buy PRESENT Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Present Music, Kevin Stalheim - In White: Ince [New CD] USD $11.72 Buy It Now 2h 35m
The Wedding Present - Take Fountain - Vinyl LP - Mint Sealed USD $26.85 Buy It Now 2h 44m
Subject 13- Past Present Phuture Vol.2(CD2005)SEALED MI USD $26.85 Buy It Now 2h 49m
STRETCH N' VERN PRESENT MADDOG GET UP!GO INSANE! RARE ISRAELI PROMO CD USD $16.99 Buy It Now 2h 55m
BUSTED CRASHED THE WEDDING RARE ISRAELI PROMO CD FROM A PRESENT FOR EVERYONE USD $15.99 Buy It Now 3h
Going Going... - Wedding Present - Vinyl LP - New USD $41.18 Buy It Now 3h 2m
PAST TO PRESENT_3 Track Sampler_used CD-s_ships from AUSTRALIA_cm2 USD $9.20 Buy It Now 3h 9m
Past to Present 1977-1990 by Toto (CD, Feb-2008, Columbia (USA)) USD $1.99 Buy It Now 3h 12m
WHISKEY RIVER CD ALBUM PAST AND PRESENT 13 TRACK CD USD $2.67 [0 bids]
3h 18m
Andy Williams ?- Christmas Present LP - CBS 80495 - VG USD $10.73 Buy It Now 3h 30m
The Wedding Present - Brassneck 12" - RCA PT43404 - Ex USD $10.73 Buy It Now 3h 32m
the WEDDING PRESENT fully signed TOMMY lp (vinyl echo and bunnymen) USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3h 35m
VINTAGE 1960s LP/ RECORD STAND ATOMIC DESIGN (IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT) USD $51.01 Buy It Now 3h 48m
Various Artists - Offering, Vol. 1 (Past & Present K7, 1997) USD $6.70 Buy It Now 3h 50m
Pete Magadini Trio-Outside in the Present CD NEW USD $20.46 Buy It Now 3h 52m
Blue Street Jazz Band-Past and Present CD NEW USD $21.61 Buy It Now 3h 53m
Past Present Future by Manu Dibango (CD, 2011, BorderBlaster) New USD $7.79 Buy It Now 3h 54m
NEW Past & Present: Very Best of (Audio CD) USD $15.29 Buy It Now 3h 56m
Alchemist & Oh No Alchemist & Oh No Present Welcome To Los Santos vin NEW sealed USD $53.66 Buy It Now 4h 2m
Proudly Present: A Guide To Love, L - Wombats - CD - Used USD $7.58 Buy It Now 4h 18m
The Neptunes - present...clones (CD + DVD limited edition 2003,jay-z,pharrell) USD $1.33 [0 bids]
4h 27m
ELVIS PRESLEY HANGING WALL CLOCK ROCK N ROLL CHRISTMAS PRESENT HOME GIFT IDEA USD $33.55 Buy It Now 4h 30m
THE STATLER BROTHERS - CHRISTMAS PRESENT - 1985 LP VINYL RECORD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 32m
V/A - Bob Booker & George Foster Present: You Don't Have To Be Jewish (LP) USD $10.73 Buy It Now 4h 34m
USED (VG) P Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present: We Invented the Remix (2002) (Audio USD $11.46 Buy It Now 4h 38m
Brainticket Past Present & Future g/f 180g vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $49.82 Buy It Now 4h 39m
Subject 13 - Past, Present, Phuture, Vol. 1 (CD 2005) D&B USD $5.36 Buy It Now 4h 41m
USG presents African Blues - USG Present... - USG presents African Blues CD K4VG USD $4.70 Buy It Now 4h 55m
Back A Bit Stop - Wedding Present (Vinyl Used Like New) USD $6.18 Buy It Now 4h 56m
Christmas Present Andy Williams ((Early CD 1974 CBS) UPC 07464331912 CK 33191 NM USD $15.99 [0 bids]
5h 8m
STEAM TRAIN SOUNDTRACKS X 3 LPS WORLD OF MEMORIES OF AND STEAM PAST USD $4.70 [0 bids]
5h 18m
WEDDING PRESENT CHARLATANS WELLER ORIG NME 1991 Magazine Advert Poster Size #% USD $12.07 Buy It Now 5h 21m
Andy Williams - Christmas Present - CBS S-80495 Ex+ Condition A1/B1 Press 1974 USD $17.44 Buy It Now 5h 22m
Haydon Thompson - A Present For Mommy / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry USD $3.89 Buy It Now 5h 32m
NONTOXIC L'IMAGE DU PRESENT GERMAN PRESSING 2004 Selbstvertrieb label USD $13.42 [0 bids]
5h 43m
DJ Micro -Past Present Future New CD USD $11.07 Buy It Now 5h 44m
Baby Anne -Past Present Future New CD USD $11.07 Buy It Now 5h 44m
Gatecrasher 20 - Past Present -Gatecrasher 20 - Past Present New CD USD $9.25 Buy It Now 5h 44m
Skrillex & Diplo -Skrillex and Diplo present Jac New CD USD $14.24 Buy It Now 5h 45m
Back a Bit Stop [Single] [10/13] by The Wedding Present (Vinyl, Oct-2017, HHBTM) USD $5.23 Buy It Now 5h 49m
BRAINTICKET - PAST,PRESENT,& FUTURE CD NEW+ USD $29.16 Buy It Now 6h 3m
FABRICLIVE.43 - SWITCH & SINDEN PRESENT GET FAMILIAR - 23 TRACK HOUSE CD ALBUM USD $4.28 Buy It Now 6h 16m
Wedding Present - Live 1989 (NEW CD) USD $9.72 Buy It Now 6h 17m
The Wedding Present - Live 1992 (NEW CD) USD $13.18 Buy It Now 6h 17m
Wedding Present - El Rey (NEW CD) USD $11.73 Buy It Now 6h 17m
Wedding Present - Live 1987 (NEW 2 x CD) USD $9.72 Buy It Now 6h 17m
Wedding Present - Live 1988 (NEW CD) USD $9.72 Buy It Now 6h 17m
The Wedding Present - Live 1991 (NEW CD) USD $9.72 Buy It Now 6h 18m
Wedding Present - Take Fountain (NEW CD) USD $13.18 Buy It Now 6h 18m
TAKE THAT The Greatest Day Take That Present The Circus-Live CD Ltd Edition 16 USD $12.07 Buy It Now 6h 37m
Dj SS &Influx present Deep soul vol 1 cd USD $6.70 Buy It Now 6h 37m
bunny lee & king tubby present tommy McCook brass rockers vinyl lp mint / new USD $20.07 Buy It Now 6h 38m
TOTO Past To Present 1977-1990 CD 13 Track Album, 465998 2 USD $12.07 Buy It Now 6h 44m
Present by The Roots New and Factory Sealed CD USD $5.95 Buy It Now 6h 52m
WEDDING PRESENT Dalliance CD 3 Tracks Inc She'S My Best Friend+Niagara, Orig 19 USD $8.04 Buy It Now 6h 52m
NEW! 1980 Frank Sinatra*Trilogy* 3 Vinyl LP Set Album Past Present USD $7.92 Buy It Now 7h 2m
Any Trouble Present Tense (CD) USD $18.78 Buy It Now 7h 7m
Various Artists Saint Etienne Present Songs For The Carnegie Deli (CD) USD $22.94 Buy It Now 7h 7m
Present Tippy's Barn-Issue 8 The Raid - Jim Big & John Stilw (CD Used Very Good) USD $15.24 Buy It Now 7h 10m
16606 Take That Present The Circle Of Life The Greatest Day CD (2009) USD $6.56 Buy It Now 7h 13m
The Moody Blues The Present USA Cassette Tape USD $4.99 Buy It Now 7h 15m
Albert and Arthur Lewis Present "Three WIshes or Jamie" LP in SHRINK USD $4.95 Buy It Now 7h 18m
Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits: 1955-Present USD $4.27 Buy It Now 7h 19m
ROGER RAINY & CURT NOHRENBERG MY PAST IS PRESENT/ONLY ONE FOR ME MOON 1004 M- USD $9.99 Buy It Now 7h 19m
The Chick Corea New Trio-Past, Present & Futures CD NEW USD $11.42 Buy It Now 7h 41m
The Neptunes Present... Clones [PA] by The Neptunes (CD, Aug-2003, Arista) USD $4.84 Buy It Now 7h 42m
Ysgol Glanaethwy & Da Capo Rhapsodi: Past and Present Members of Last Choir NEW USD $8.04 Buy It Now 7h 43m
SHOES SHOES ON ICE ELEKTRA PROMO 12" LP POWER POP PRESENT TENSE TONGUE TWISTER USD $9.99 [0 bids]
7h 44m
Christmas Present by Andy Williams (Cassette, 1990, Columbia (USA)) USD $2.99 Buy It Now 7h 44m
Frank Sinatra Trilogy Past Present & Future 3 LPs Hype Sticker 1980 MINT SEALED USD $65.00 Buy It Now 7h 47m
Jodeci - Past the Present the Future [New CD] USD $8.42 Buy It Now 7h 51m
CD Box set Remembering the Sixties 1962 ( Make a nice Christmas present ) USD $13.42 Buy It Now 7h 59m
Area Church of Christ Present A New Song Gospel Music LP Album USD $3.99 Buy It Now 8h 6m
Sly & Robbie Present Taxi Gang In Discomix - Various Artist (CD Used Very Good) USD $14.10 Buy It Now 8h 9m
Daywind Soundtracks Present I'm Going Home to Jesus Ori. by Nelons (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 10m
Daywind Soundtracks Present I'll Take Jesus Ori. bby Jason Crabb (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 14m
UB40. PRESENT ARMS / LABOUR LOVE / BAGGARIDDIM /.PROMISES LIES / LABOUR LOVE 2 USD $20.14 Buy It Now 8h 15m
Daywind Soundtracks Present I Thirst Ori. by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound -Used USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 21m
Daywind Soundtracks Present Excuse Me, Are You Jesus? Ori. by Nelons (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 26m
Daywind Soundtracks Present Right In The Middle Ori. by Booth Brothers (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 32m
Daywind Soundtracks Present The Pastor Ori. by Crystal River (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 37m
Statler Brothers "Christmas Present" LP W/SHRINK W/HYPE STICKER W/ORIG. INNER USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 39m
Various Artists - Bobby Friction And Nihal Present (2004) USD $2.00 Buy It Now 8h 41m
Daywind Soundtracks Present Back to You Ori. by Mandisa (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 49m
AL STEWART . PAST PRESENT & FUTURE . 1980 VINYL LP * ARISTA Vintage Original USD $3.99 Buy It Now 8h 51m
Saint Etienne Present An Evening At The Dog & Duck (CDCHD 1244) USD $13.36 Buy It Now 8h 51m
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Present Derek And Clive Live USD $3.36 [0 bids]
8h 53m
ORLEANS WAKING AND DREAMING SEALED NEVER OPENED ROCK VINYL RECORD GREAT PRESENT USD $5.99 [0 bids]
8h 53m
Daywind Soundtracks Present New Again Ori. by Brad Paisley & Sara Evans (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8h 56m
Wedding Present (The) Saturnalia CD Used USD $10.88 Buy It Now 9h 3m
UNIVERS ZERO Uzed CD dark Belgian chamber prog Magma bartok present art zoyd NEW USD $15.98 Buy It Now 9h 4m
Daywind Soundtracks Present Oh, The Thought That Jesus Loves Me (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 9h 5m
The Neptunes Present... Clones The Neptunes MUSIC CD USD $5.48 Buy It Now 9h 6m
Daywind Soundtracks Present On My Father's Side Ori. by Village Singers (Used) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 9h 11m
CRISIS! VOICES & EVENTS THAT CREATED HISTORY/ 1936 TO PRESENT - DECCA 2-LPS USD $3.79 [0 bids]
9h 16m
Skrillex & Diplo Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U + CD colored vinyl L NEW sealed USD $43.69 Buy It Now 9h 21m
K-POP DIA 3rd Repackage Album "PRESENT" [ 1Photobook + 1CD ] Good Morning Ver USD $14.99 Buy It Now 9h 21m
K-POP DIA 3rd Repackage Album "PRESENT" [ 1Photobook + 1CD ] Good Night Ver USD $14.99 Buy It Now 9h 22m
K-POP DIA 3rd Repackage Album "PRESENT" [ 1Photobook + 1CD ] Good Evening Ver USD $14.99 Buy It Now 9h 22m
24/10/87pg36/37 Vintage Article & Pictures, The Wedding Present USD $10.74 Buy It Now 9h 28m

More places to buy PRESENT music online Buy PRESENT & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
PRESENT has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

PRESENT discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

PRESENT top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.25 | 101 ratings
Triskaïdékaphobie
1980
4.17 | 102 ratings
Le Poison Qui Rend Fou
1985
3.26 | 38 ratings
C.O.D. Performance
1993
3.55 | 54 ratings
Certitudes
1998
4.42 | 70 ratings
Nº 6
1999
4.01 | 61 ratings
High Infidelity
2001
4.27 | 120 ratings
Barbaro (Ma Non Troppo)
2009

PRESENT Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.81 | 18 ratings
Live!
1996
3.50 | 25 ratings
A Great Inhumane Adventure
2005

PRESENT Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

PRESENT Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.39 | 38 ratings
Triskaidekaphobie / Le Poison Qui Rend Fou
1989

PRESENT Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

PRESENT Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Nº 6 by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 1999
4.42 | 70 ratings

BUY
Nº 6
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Present offer up the first fruits from their legendary 1999 sessions in Israel (the remainder of which formed the nucleus of High Infidelity) on No. 6, which offers a furiously energetic take on the Present-Univers Zero style of spooky RIO. Previously, the most frenetic example of this house style I could point to would probably have been the opening track on Univers Zero's Ceux du Dehors, but Roger Trigaux and company make that cut seem positively tepid with the furious playing they offer up here. A major artistic breakthrough, with Present finally coming into its own distinctive identity and definitively emerging from the shadow of Univers Zero.
 Live! by PRESENT album cover Live, 1996
3.81 | 18 ratings

BUY
Live!
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by progadicto

4 stars One of my favorite RIO live albums... Not one of the best but definetively one that I really appreciate because it stands like the end of Present first era and inside the four long tracks of this album you can find the most "classic" Present sound from hard and raw sections leaded by Roger and Réginald Trigaux guitars on "Laundry Blues" and "Alone" to the most intricate and complex musical sequences on "Promenade au Fond d'un Canal"...

Vocals are really scary most of the time but even floating and harmonic. Bruno Bernas bass sounds like a magnificient thunder during several minutes before turns into a melodic and slight ambient element on "Contre" and "Alone". All of this surronded by 5 UU'S Dave Kerman's complex drums filling the structures of Roger Trigaux mind blowing compositions.

Not less than 4* for this great piece of live album. It's a very partial opinion but I had to honor the insane effects that Roger Trigaux and Present music had on me...

 C.O.D. Performance by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 1993
3.26 | 38 ratings

BUY
C.O.D. Performance
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Psychedelic Rock in Opposition, "raw" as "raw" can be.

At last, I have aquired this PRESENT "C.O.D. Performance", 1993 record, or simply Roger Trigaux plus his son playing on what could almost be called an all electric guitar album, Trigaux's style of course . A guitar album, that is intimate, experimental, daring, and at times, also self-indulgent. A surprising visit to Mr, Trigaux's concept of the "Psychedelic 60's", in his own compositional and performance language, transformed to be played by electric guitar duets, triplets and solos (including bass guitar, of course). Some additional, but scarce percussions, and some very "Doorsy" vocals and lyrics, here and there.

This is the kind of record guitar players should enjoy listening to. More than anything else, due to the fact, that the electric guitar was kind of demeaned by the RiO crowd. It seems it was too "symbolic", and too close to the Rock they "opposed". Mr Triguax kind of even things up, more or less.

Of course there are some astounding highlights, as far as music writing goes. The performance, although impeccable, kind of weakens itself by repetition of ideas. To round things up, "C.OD. Performance" is uneven. The great music sections, are trapped, more than once, between quiet unimpressive or less inspired compositional sections.

***3 "Fun, but not essential" PA stars.

 High Infidelity by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 2001
4.01 | 61 ratings

BUY
High Infidelity
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Prog Team

3 stars This mostly instrumental album is challenging, to say the least. It is very much a jazz album, with the ten man line-up including brass (a flugelhorn!) and cellos. The music cascades and sweeps, and while often strident and harsh is never anything less than powerful.

This is not easy listening, but rather music that has to be worked at to be enjoyed. It may not be an album to listen to often, even for those who enjoy jazz more than I do, but there is something in it that is strangely compelling. Themes move, disappear, and then come back again later. There are only three tracks, but the shortest is more than nine minutes in length while the longest is more than twenty-seven. A friend I have lent it to is enjoying playing this at very loud volume, and is a big fan of the horns, but for many this will be an acquired taste. Not for the fainthearted, find out more at www.netbeat. com/carbon7.

Originally appeared in Feedback #66, Feb 02

 Triskaïdékaphobie by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 1980
4.25 | 101 ratings

BUY
Triskaïdékaphobie
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by chamberry
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Present's debut is such a well rounded album. Granted it has only two songs and an outro, the songs themselves are intense from start to finish, leaving very little to complain about. I find myself shifting between this album and Univers Zero's Heresie depending on my mood, but at the moment I'll take Present's debut simply because Trigaux' guitar make this a rockier affair (and I mean 'rockier' in that it sounds more like a band than just an ensemble, as oppose to U.Z.'s first three albums.) Genet's bass is unrelenting too; it's as pummeling as anything found on Magma's discography.

Fans of those aforementioned bands should check these guys out.

 Le Poison Qui Rend Fou by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 1985
4.17 | 102 ratings

BUY
Le Poison Qui Rend Fou
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Sinusoid
Prog Reviewer

3 stars If Present's debut album was a fresh spin on an already established band, LE POISON is almost the exact same statement five years later. So fans of the first can easily jump into the second with all of the intensity, macabre, darkness, etc. they love. There is the (horrible) inclusion of operatic vocals in the first part of the title epic, but it doesn't change the fact that LE POISON is still very piano/drum-driven RIO. Somehow the excitement from TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIE vanished here, almost as if LE POISON acts as a ''business as usual'' kind of album.

It would be very interesting to hear LE POISON if there was some horns floating over the music a la Univers Zero. But I'm not going to try to sour grapes for much longer. It's quite good RIO music, but a bit redundant if you've heard the debut.

 Triskaïdékaphobie by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 1980
4.25 | 101 ratings

BUY
Triskaïdékaphobie
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Sinusoid
Prog Reviewer

4 stars TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIE is the birth of a band called Present that sounds a lot like (and shares members with) RIO legends Univers Zero. Yet, it is fairly obvious that Present has its own sound that distinguishes it from UZ. An interesting paradox, yet it's so hard to explain exactly why the two bands differ. You almost have to have heard both groups to get the idea in your head, and it's still hard to explain.

Whatever dark, macabre horrorifics that UZ employed (speaking from their debut, they got more electric later on), Present sound much less acoustic. The main strengths of the band are the pianos, the drums (Daniel Denis; no surprises there) and just the intensity of the music. Both big epics have that last quality in spades; if you're a fan of avant-prog, that hair-tickling feeling of the sharpness of the music will rub off on you in the best way. That's how best to really describe why Present and TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIE work within the avant-prog scene. It's well worth putting an ear to if you can find it.

 Barbaro (Ma Non Troppo) by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.27 | 120 ratings

BUY
Barbaro (Ma Non Troppo)
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars I wasn't impressed by Present's comeback album Certitudes, which I thought fell far short of their first two great studio albums, but Barbaro has convinced me that I really need to take take another look at the albums that followed Certitudes, because there's some great stuff on here. Even if you set aside the fantastic DVD that comes with this set and is stuffed full of juicy live performances from the band, the CD comes with two great chamber rock spookfests as well as a fine performance of Jack the Ripper, one of Roger Trigaux' Univers Zero-era compositions which had pride of place on their classic Heresie. On the whole, because of the inclusion of this cover version I am inclined to consider this a DVD set which happens to have an EP attached, but the whole package is good enough to make me want to explore latter-day Present a bit more.
 Certitudes by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.55 | 54 ratings

BUY
Certitudes
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Present return with the first full-fledged band effort for over a decade on Certitudes, though to be honest I find it rather unconvincing. I'm inclined to agree with toroddfuglesteg that in moving somewhat away from the dark, horrific soundscapes of their first releases Present lose that distinctive atmosphere which made them so compelling, and they don't really find a cohesive and compelling tone to replace it with. The consequence is an album which, to my ears, seems to lack an emotional core - the musicians seem to be playing for the sake of playing but the compositions don't seem to evoke any particular mood or theme.

In addition to this, some of the tweaks to the present sound they present just don't seem to work. Whilst the quasi-operatic singing on Le Poison Qui Rend Fou was compelling, the zany singing of the Trigaux family and Daniel Denis this time around just doesn't work for me. On the whole, Certitudes kept the Present name alive but doesn't really add anything to the legend.

 Le Poison Qui Rend Fou by PRESENT album cover Studio Album, 1985
4.17 | 102 ratings

BUY
Le Poison Qui Rend Fou
Present RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Creeping out five years after Present's debut and with Daniel Denis of Univers Zero guesting on drums, the second album of Roger Trigaux's horror chamber rock project is much the same as the first - to the point where I defy anyone who doesn't know the track listings of the respective albums well to listen to the (great value) Cuneiform two-for-one issue of this album with Triskadekaphobie and guess where the one album ends and the next begins. The album is notable for featuring a fine vocal performance Marie-Anne Pollaris on part 1 of the title track, but otherwise continues in much the same vein as its predecessor. Fans of Univers Zero will enjoy it even if they do know more or less what to expect.
Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to E&O Team for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives