Header

DRAMA

Symphonic Prog • France


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Drama picture
Drama biography
Each time I had a chance to listen a French Symphonic band was satisfied with the music and musicianship, in this case the musicianship is as good as ever, but the music is less than inspired in their first album, improves in the second and satisfies in the third.

In their beginnings they tried unsuccessfully to re-create the spirit of the 70's but without inspiration is not much what you can accomplish but they improved with the pass f the years..

The band was formed in the mid 90's in Rouen - France and in 1995 they release their first self titled album with Eric Azhar in the guitars, Jean-Franšois Duboc playing bass, Laurent Guilhot the drummer, Richard Langlois in the keys and Jean-Marc Leclerc adds additional percussion, in track four.(4).

There are a few things this guys should know, not everybody is able to play in the Genesis style and be successful, good instrumental debut but still it was evident something was missing and IMO it was ambition.

For their second release "Flying through the 21st Century" (1998), Jean-Marc Leclerc and Richard Langlois leave the band so Eric Azhar takes the keyboards and they recruit a vocalist named Louis de Fusco.

In the first album the main problem is the lack of ambition, well they went to the other extreme, still keeping the main Genesis influence, they add ethnic influences from Africa, Asia and even the opener named "La Magna Carta" with bagpipes, maybe they should stick to one sound and stop wandering, but still musically is a big evolution.

Now the problem is the high pitched vocalist de Fusco, they should have remained as an instrumental band, the guy really wasn't in the level for the band, the consequence was evident, the critics were devastating but they keep going.

In the year 2000 DRAMA was invited to Baja Prog where along with AFTER CRYING, ECLAT, ISILDURS BANE and PALLAS received the bet critics, surely their sound was already improving more.

In the year 2005, DRAMA surprises us with a their album called "Stigmata of Changes" with a completely different lineup formed by Azhar (Who claims back the guitar) and Duboc from the original formation plus a new keyboardist Ralph Adam and of course a new vocalist named Yvon Lucas.

The change is for good, Lucas is far better than his predecessor, his voice is soft and gentle but serves perfectly for their new material and Adam's keyboards are pretty decent, heavily influenced by Genesis and Pink ...
read more

Drama official website

DRAMA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
  • Taj Mahal Flight over the Twenty-First Century, 1998

DRAMA forum topics / tours, shows & news


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

DRAMA Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to DRAMA

Buy DRAMA Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Bananarama - Drama - Scarce UK/European 13trk promo CD US $8.47 Buy It Now 38m 58s
Erasure - Drama Remix! - Long deleted 1989 3 track 3" CD US $8.47 Buy It Now 38m 58s
Human Drama - In A Perfect World-Best Of Human Drama [CD New] US $12.49 Buy It Now 2h 17m
LIVE SELLING THE DRAMA CD Hebrew ISRAEL SPECIAL PROMO-MEGA RARE US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $54.99 Buy It Now
2h 33m
LIVE SELLING THE DRAMA CD Hebrew ISRAEL SPECIAL PROMO-MEGA RARE US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $54.99 Buy It Now
2h 33m
Tre-8,NEW CD,Miss Kimm,Nuttin but Drama US $3.99 Buy It Now 2h 42m
Lil Wayne/Dj Drama - Dedication 2 (2006) - Used - Compact Disc US $3.99 Buy It Now 3h 27m
BERLITZ DRAMA FRUHLING/HERRMANN RARE DUTCH COLD WAVE RELIEF/TORSO VR 10709 US $49.99 Buy It Now 3h 33m
Morpheus * Ouroboros * NEW CD * Electronic * Industrial * Ambient * Drama Compan US $8.99 Buy It Now 3h 53m
Erasure(12" Vinyl)Drama!-Mute-INT 126 913-Germany-Ex-/NM US $14.99 Buy It Now 4h 6m
Erasure(12" Vinyl UK)Drama-Mute-12 Mute 89-UK-VG+/Ex US $11.99 Buy It Now 4h 6m
EDELMAN JUDITH - DRAMA QUEEN - COM42932 US $21.56 Buy It Now 4h 29m
The King 2 Hearts OST MBC TV Drama CD NEW $2.99 S/H lee seung gi US $14.79 Buy It Now 5h
BAEK JI YOUNG - Flash Back (Drama O.S.T Best Album) KOREA CD *SEALED* US $15.99 Buy It Now 5h 4m
Madd Drama by Ruggedness vg+ Emay 12" Hip Hop US $79.95 Buy It Now 5h 6m
Little Drummer Drama by Pepper Mashay near mint Liza 12" House US $9.95 Buy It Now 5h 6m
Causin' Drama by Drama near mint/vg++ Atlantic promo 12" Hip Hop US $9.95 Buy It Now 5h 6m
FABOLOUS/DJ DRAMA - There Is No Competition III: Death Comes In 3's - CD US $16.55 Buy It Now 5h 12m
Baby Mama Drama by Dave Hollister near mint Dreamworks 12" Hip Hop US $4.95 Buy It Now 5h 18m
ERASURE Drama! 7" Vinyl US $1.70 Buy It Now 5h 51m
Thirtysomething by Original Soundtrack cd stories book lot theme abc drama 80s US $8.99 Buy It Now 6h 13m
Erasure(7" Vinyl P/S)Drama-Mute-MUTE 89-UK-Ex/Ex US $11.87 Buy It Now 6h 23m
Erasure(7" Vinyl P/S)Drama-Mute -MUTE 89-UK-VG+/NM US $10.17 Buy It Now 6h 24m
ERASURE DRAMA VINYL 12" LP EXCELLENT TO NM- SIRE US $6.00 [0 bids]
US $8.00 Buy It Now
6h 33m
DRAMA Mary's Mama 7" vinyl Sound Clip in Listing US $10.10 Buy It Now 7h 13m
ERASURE Drama! UK 7" 45 US $6.70 Buy It Now 7h 13m
ERASURE Drama 7" vinyl US $6.70 Buy It Now 7h 13m
HELP SHE CAN'T SWIM Hospital Drama CD US $11.03 Buy It Now 7h 15m
Crayon Pop - Trot Romance OST KBS TV Drama Part 1 CD NEW $2.99 S/H US $12.39 Buy It Now 7h 27m
CD: In a Perfect World-Best of Human Drama - Human Drama - Sealed US $28.04 Buy It Now 7h 27m
Ghetto Drama Vol. 1 Who Can I Trust by G-Money (CD 1999) NEW! VERY RARE US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
7h 34m
DJ Drama & Yo Gotti - I Told You So [PA] (2008) - CD Album US $6.77 Buy It Now 7h 52m
JIM CROW: That Drama / Instro (rap/hip-hop vinyl 12) US $8.00 Buy It Now 7h 53m
KRS-ONE,Jedi Mind Tricks,Drama,Luniz,Yukmouth,Alkaholiks,Onyx,Souls of Mischief US $79.99 Buy It Now 7h 55m
WOW! La La Memorial Drama CD RARE! Japan! AWESOME! US $19.99 Buy It Now 8h 6m
3?)JAPAN PRESS CD IDOLMASTER DRAMA CD Scene 01 with OBI US $10.00 [0 bids]
8h 7m
Little Brother - Separate But Equal (Drama Free Version) [CD New] US $12.45 Buy It Now 8h 22m
breakin'-poster-ozone & turbo-break dancing-movie-comedy-drama-dance-80's-retro US $5.00 Buy It Now 8h 46m
A Love to Kill Korean Drama Original Soundtrack (CD) | Sealed US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $18.99 Buy It Now
8h 46m
NIKOS GOUNARIS " O PONTIKOS / ME TO GRAMMA EINAI DRAMA"ORIGINAL GREEK EP 7" 60's US $24.99 Buy It Now 8h 47m
Idle Class - The Drama's Done NEW CD US $17.13 Buy It Now 8h 55m
BULGARIAN DRAMA LOOPS - AND 3 DRUM BREAKS - LOADED LP - LISTEN - HEAR - SAMPLES US $25.99 [0 bids]
US $39.99 Buy It Now
8h 57m
Ultraviolence "Psycho Drama" CD - NEW US $11.87 Buy It Now 9h
RUSSIAN PROG ROCK DRAMA - LOOPS - LISTEN - HEAR - SAMPLES US $22.00 [0 bids]
US $39.99 Buy It Now
9h 24m
[6-3 DL] CD Lot of 3 Dr Who Full Cast Drama Recordings 6 cd total 2002 US $45.99 Buy It Now 9h 30m
DRAMA Winds Choir Opera (CD) Black metal US $11.99 Buy It Now 9h 36m
?KOREA CD/MBC Drama Kim Soo Ro OST-SNSD Seohyun US $24.99 Buy It Now 9h 41m
live - selling the drama cd single kowalczyk US $12.99 Buy It Now 10h 11m
DRAMA See me w/ 2 RARE MIXESS & INSTRUMENTAL & EDIT PROMO DJ CD Single 1994 US $39.99 Buy It Now 10h 13m
POP ROCK/ Drama - Scene From A Distance (LP) US $7.99 Buy It Now 10h 32m
NM 12"~JIM CROW~That Drama (Baby's Mama)~[Clean~Dirty~Instrumental~Aca]~1999 WLP US $2.97 [0 bids]
US $3.87 Buy It Now
10h 38m
Mary J. Blige - No More Drama (Parental Advisory, CD 2002) US $4.23 Buy It Now 10h 55m
Live,CD Single,Live Tracks,Selling the Drama/I Alone US $4.99 Buy It Now 11h 8m
black haze - so much drama - rare OG !!!! G Funk !!!! CA US $2.90 [0 bids]
11h 18m
BOOSEY AND HAWKES LIBRARY LP - HORN AND STRINGS BREAKS DRAMA - LISTEN HEAR US $15.99 [0 bids]
US $29.99 Buy It Now
11h 21m
Bis - Action and Drama UK CD US $5.08 Buy It Now 11h 27m
PROG ROCK DRAMA - LOOPS - HEAR - LISTEN - BREAKS - SAMPLES US $16.99 [0 bids]
US $29.99 Buy It Now
11h 42m
Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $10.00 Buy It Now
12h
PROMO WHITE LABEL / YES DRAMA / WITH OBI US $59.99 Buy It Now 12h 8m
SOUND EFFECTS shorty 1 news documentary scenery drama MUSIC HOUSE MHE 26 CD US $9.00 Buy It Now 12h 12m
Idle Class - The Drama's Done NEW LP US $28.99 Buy It Now 12h 19m
DRAMA SOCIETY**CRYING HERO (12 INCH SINGLE)**VINYL US $10.41 Buy It Now 12h 55m
LEONARDO GARCIA ALARCON**BACH: BACH DRAMA**2 CD + DVD SET US $27.68 Buy It Now 13h 21m
VALENTINO LIBRARY LP - SOUL DRAMA AND SYNTH BREAKS - LOOPS - HEAR - LISTEN US $11.99 [0 bids]
US $39.99 Buy It Now
13h 25m
80S JEWISH SYNTH DRAMA - INSANE SYNTH LOOPS - HEAR - LISTEN - SAMPLES US $35.99 [0 bids]
US $46.79 Buy It Now
13h 26m
KAY SLAY THE DRAMA KING**74 MINUTES OF DRAMA**CD US $9.40 Buy It Now 13h 45m
Encore - Love and Hate (The Mellow Drama) (CD) 5 Tracks - Brand New US $8.47 Buy It Now 13h 48m
Various Artists-Dubstep Drama CD Very Good US $5.50 Buy It Now 14h 23m
DMW - Ghetto Drama NEW CASSETTE TAPE US $9.26 Buy It Now 14h 29m
Drama CD - Saiyuki III His God, My God US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
14h 36m
Mia X - Mama Drama Oop No Limit Cd 1998 / Master P Tru Snoop Silkk C-murder Mac US $3.99 [1 bids]
14h 39m
Siccmade Muziee - Head Drama/ Oop Brotha Lynch Hung P-folks Polo Da Triggaman Ic US $3.99 [0 bids]
14h 39m
Cafe Kichijoji de Drama CD C6 - Akira Ishida US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
14h 43m
PROFYLE Nothin' But Drama CD [Clean], 2000, VG+ US $1.99 Buy It Now 14h 51m
Light FM,NEW CD EP,Save the Drama Ep US $7.99 Buy It Now 15h 4m
Desecration: Experience In Sound Drama Left Behind AUDIO Theater CDs Tim LaHaye US $48.59 Buy It Now 15h 33m
DRAMA Melodrama LP NEW 180 GRAM NETHERLANDS IMPORT PSYCH ROCK VINYL PSEUDONYM US $29.99 Buy It Now 15h 41m
HUGE UNKOWN OPEN DRUM BREAK/ROCK DRAMA SYNTH LOOP - LISTEN - HEAR US $14.99 [0 bids]
US $29.99 Buy It Now
15h 45m
80S VARESE SARABANDE HORROR LP - DRAMA ALC/SID ROAMS TYPE LOOPS - LISTEN US $15.99 [0 bids]
US $29.99 Buy It Now
15h 47m
Wakefield, Will Rise the Fall the Drama & The Rebirth CD US $9.68 Buy It Now 16h 11m
Mike Zoot "High Drama" 12" Orig Talib Kweli Mos Def Black Star OOP US $7.99 Buy It Now 16h 19m
Snoop Dogg - "That's My Work 2" [Official Mixtape] [2013] [Hosted By Dj Drama] US $9.99 Buy It Now 16h 50m
DRAMA - GANGSTA GRILLZ: THE ALBUM VOL 2 2009 CD US $15.37 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
17h 7m
SouthFM,CD,Drama Kids US $9.99 Buy It Now 17h 9m
Soilwork - Stabbing The Drama [CD New] US $35.55 Buy It Now 17h 11m
Quo Vadis Drama Soundtracks US $8.99 [0 bids]
17h 14m
King of Fighters 96 Drama CD US $6.99 [0 bids]
17h 14m
Shin Sangoku Musou CD Drama Collections 2CD first press US $10.99 [0 bids]
17h 17m
Hunter x Hunter No. 1 Original Drama Hunters in Wonderland US $9.99 [0 bids]
17h 17m
ERASURE drama 12" VG+ 12 MUTE 89 Vinyl 1989 Record US $9.00 Buy It Now 17h 31m
NEW - Gangsta Grillz 17 (Clean) by Drama US $2.00 Buy It Now 18h 30m
Drama - Yes [ 33 rpm vinyl ] US $17.50 [0 bids]
US $23.00 Buy It Now
18h 43m
X-Ray Dog - Prime Cuts (Comedy - Drama/Suspense - Techno) US $15.00 Buy It Now 19h 11m
Korean TV Drama New Heart Original Soundtrack Taiwan Limited CD VCD cd507 US $26.59 Buy It Now 19h 48m
One Life to Live: The Best of Love Cassette SONGS FROM THE DAYTIME DRAMA US $3.99 Buy It Now 19h 52m
Drama Double Time US $9.00 Buy It Now 19h 52m
Bananarama - DRAMA - Japan CD+DVD US $10.40 Buy It Now 20h 11m
Drama Presents Willie the Kid: Absolute Greatness [PA] FACTORY SEALED w/Crack US $3.99 Buy It Now 20h 22m
Tony Yayo Drama Setter Ft Eninem Obie Trice G-Unit Promo 12" NM 2005 US $0.99 [0 bids]
20h 37m
Live "Selling the Drama" RARE DJ-ONLY CD single 1994 US $5.49 [0 bids]
20h 40m

More places to buy DRAMA music online Buy DRAMA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for DRAMA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

DRAMA shows & tickets


DRAMA has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

DRAMA discography


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

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

3.83 | 12 ratings
Drama
1995
3.31 | 14 ratings
Flight over the Twenty-First Century
1998
3.30 | 11 ratings
Stigmata of Change
2005

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

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

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

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

DRAMA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Drama by DRAMA album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.83 | 12 ratings

BUY
Drama
Drama Symphonic Prog

Review by maryes

5 stars Due to the small number of quotations (only 8) and only 2 reviews, I have obligation of agreeing with the initial words of the review written by The PROG REVIEWER - psarros, that says "DRAMA still remain an underground name of the modern symphonic rock scene", increasing that I find pitiful that this French band (especially, in this first studio disk) it is so unknown of the community of the progressive rock fans ! Although I have to recognize, that certain moments of the disk provoke a sensation of the type " I,ve already heard something similar to that! ", the work is brilliant and full of memorable moments and extremely captivating melodies (just as the initial melody of the guitar in the track 2 "Jettatura" and the magistral opening of the track 3 "Vertigo" in the Rick Wakeman's style keyboards), with themes full of energy and vibration and unexpected breaks, and still the musical landscape of the tracks 5 & 6 "┴frica I & II, that send us to world music, the "Flamenco" music style of the track 7 "Jacaranda" and the final track "Excalibur" with a bass guitar in the Chris Squire's style. And in spite of such rich and intricate melodies , it is a work that gets to please to the listener soon in the first audition. My rate is 5 stars!!!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Drama by DRAMA album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.83 | 12 ratings

BUY
Drama
Drama Symphonic Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

4 stars Reaching twenty years of career,DRAMA still remain an underground name of the modern symphonic rock scene.Found in 1990 in Rouen and led by charismatic guitarist Eric Azhar,they were discovered by Musea Records and released their self-titled debut in mid-90's.

The band had no vocalist,so ''Drama'' was an all instrumental effort based on the majestic combination between Azhar's guitars and Richard Langlois' modern keys.Unforunately the album suffers from a rather mediocre production,but the good thing is that most of the tracks are more than interesting with nice orchestrations and captivating melodies.Musically I can place the band in the neo/symponic category with hints of CAMEL, IQ and JADIS dominating the album,as Azhar's guitar work alternates between distorted melodic passages and complex breaks.However the total abscence of vocals,the extended instrumental parts and the (often) grandiose approach of Langlois' floating synths makes DRAMA more symphonic-sounding than any of the above bands.The use of vibes and percussion by Jean-Marc Leclerc helps the band adding a slightly-detected ethnic feeling in some of the tracks,accompanied by a couple of catchy guitar melodies.

Overall the album is a real winner, regarding good instrumental progressive rock, with plenty of memorable material, dreamy soundscapes and deep atmospheres.Strongly recommended, especially to fans of intricate melodic prog and musically comparable to other instrumental melodic prog bands like TEMPUS FUGIT, DOGMA and CHANCE.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Stigmata of Change  by DRAMA album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.30 | 11 ratings

BUY
Stigmata of Change
Drama Symphonic Prog

Review by Prog-jester
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Great artwork, by the way.

I don't know how much Symphonic they use to be. What I hear now is Prog-Related New-Age-like Neo-prog, reminding me of SATELLITE a bit or H's era MARILLION a lot. First few songs are even very ENIGMA-like but with DIRE STRAITS-like soloing.Then more rocky songs appear,but most of the time this one sounds pretty mild and predictable. Besides if you are allergic to ELECTRO-DRUMS, I won't recommend this album to you - it is overfilled with them! Good amd melodic record while NOT exactly PROG (in my book).Enjoyable for few listenings and as a Prog-Background-Music if you wish one. I gave it 3 stars mainly due to good guitar solos and some highly enjoyable spots thrown across the album. Recommended to easy-listening Neo-Prog/Modern Prog fans mostly.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Flight over the Twenty-First Century by DRAMA album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.31 | 14 ratings

BUY
Flight over the Twenty-First Century
Drama Symphonic Prog

Review by huge

3 stars Well thought out and delivered resulting in a good second outing. Not on the 'A' list as yet but comfortable on the 'B' list at present if you follow my meaning.

The rather annoying use of electronic drums and drum programming spoil the album, it tends to sound too accurate and therefore nonhuman. The other instrumenation flows pleasingly but not with the panache that one craves for, all rather anticlimatic it never quite reaches the heights that it ought to...

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Drama by DRAMA album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.83 | 12 ratings

BUY
Drama
Drama Symphonic Prog

Review by Marcelo
Prog Reviewer

3 stars The modern sound and some sensation of "I 'd listened to it before" are -maybe- negative points, but compositions are really enjoyable and melodies very nice.

All instrumental, the sound is mostly symphonic with ethnic touches sometimes. There aren't amazing moments nor surprises, but it's a good album after all.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Flight over the Twenty-First Century by DRAMA album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.31 | 14 ratings

BUY
Flight over the Twenty-First Century
Drama Symphonic Prog

Review by lritzel

3 stars the Singer like to one from Yes, the music at times very melodic and similar to some stuff from Pink Floyd. I specially like the guitar work on songs like 'Taj Mahal'. For me always when there is just instrumental i like it best, the singer with his high pitched voice is nerving over time. Still a great band i must say and the cover art is kind of ... how to say: classy, ellegant typic French i guess. Good luck the singer does not have a too bad French accent when singing in English. Certainly a band that will find some Fans and perhaps I would need to listen to it more and would like it even better.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to Ivan_Melgar_M for the last updates

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.84 seconds