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    Posted: March 02 2006 at 00:50

what do you think are to Top 5 French Prog recordings from the 1970's?

my choices( I dont like alot of foreign lyrics or english prog clone bands)

Lard Free - Im Around About Midnight

Clearlight - Visions

Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene

Ose - Adonis

Anachroid - same

what would your choices be?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 00:59
I believe Gong usually was considered to be a French band in the 70s. and of course some Magma is missing ("Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh" would have to be named). of Clearlight I prefer "Symphony" to "Visions", though "Visions" is a good album too. and I would mention the first solo album of Christian Boulé, "Photo Musik"



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 01:08
These are my favorites, good topic by the way:

Heldon-Stand By
Richard Pinhas-Iceland
Lard Free-Gilbert Artman's Lard Free (1st Album)
Magma-Mekanik Destructiw Kommandoh
Lard Free-Third (I really like this band, quite possibly my favorite French prog band)

If Gong are included (although I don't consider them French), I'd add Camembert Electrique to the list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 03:35
Gong for me is a little on the goofy side, not sinisterly
cleaver(ie- mid period Samla or Zappa) just
goofballish in their early days. Mid period
produced IMO some good but not great recordings.
Magma, either too intense for no apparent reason or
so far over the top not to easily digestible. I liked
some of the mid period ideas but it never seemed to
tame into brillance, moreso extremist.
But thats what makes progressive music so
interesting the wide variety of tastes and
experimentation.

But I think Zeuhl music is an unnessary term and
should be grouped as part of a wider range of music
produced in the 70's called FRENCH
PROGRESSIVE, but you know I dont always follow
the leader.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 03:49
Ange made some very good albums, their best is Guet-Apens (Capitaine Couer De Miel is wonderful) but my favorite is the live 2-LP Tome VI, this one contains legenadary French progrock like like Fils De Lumiere, Dignite and Sur La Trace De Fees. For me it is one of the highlights in the French progrock history! Other strong albums are Part One from Halloween (an often psychedelic inspired atmosphere and varied keyboards) and the eponymous album from Sandrose (great Mellotron work and beautiful female vocals). Clearlight Symphony and Magma sound unique but are not my cup of tea.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 07:08

In no particular order:

Arachnoid "Arachnoid"

Mona Lisa "Avant qu'il ne soit trop tard"

Asia Minor "Between Flesh and Divine"

Clearlight "Symphony"

Ange "Le cimetiere des arlequins"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 12:13
I just realized I forgot Travelling and Triodes
classics, but that would make top 7 instead of 5. oh
well they deserve to be their too!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 12:28
I love French Progressive Rock. There are a lot of wonderful albums.

ANGE „Le Cimetière des Arlequins” [1973]

ATOLL „L'Araignée-Mal” [1975]

MAGMA „Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh” [1973]

PULSAR „Halloween” [1977]

WEIDORJE „Weidorje” [1978]




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 12:46

Originally posted by DallasBryan DallasBryan wrote:

I just realized I forgot Travelling and Triode
classics, but that would make top 7 instead of 5. oh
well they deserve to be their too!

OOOOOOooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............

you know of Travelling and Triode too

I guess you never stopped eating french fries and french toasts (as opposed to freedom fr....)

Bravo , Monsieur

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 15:47

Ange - Emile Jacotey

Ange - Par Le Fils Du Mandrin

Ange - Guet-Apens

Pulsar - The Strands of the Future

Sandrose - Sandrose

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 16:04

Malicorne is great and they haven't been mentionned 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 17:14
I'm a Jean-Luc Ponty fan myself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 17:44

Me too, how can I forget this splendid live album I once wrote a review about on Prog Archives !

JEAN-LUC PONTY Jean-Luc Ponty: Live
Review (Permanent link) by erik neuteboom @ 5:08:53 AM EST, 11/15/2005

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4 stars  —  This live album was my starter to JL Ponty his work. I was in a record shop, watched the cover picture (photos from Armando Gallo, known from his work for Genesis) and was mesmerized by that tiny figure playing the violin, surrounded by two guitarplayers and a keyboardist who was almost hidden behind his huge pile of keyboards! ..... etc.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2006 at 22:40
my choices


Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene
Magma - M.D.K.
Ange - Emile Jacotey
Clearlight - Symphony
Dun - Eros
The Pedro and Micky Experience - When one no longer requires psychotropics to trip
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2006 at 05:11
I'm not too much familiar with French prog(it's too avantgarde-influenced,IMHO).I like Pulsar's "Halloween" and Tai Phong's 75/76 albums."Out of the Night" from TP's debut is one of my favouritest songs ever.My mommy likes it too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2006 at 05:22
Originally posted by DallasBryan DallasBryan wrote:

what do you think are to Top 5 French Prog recordings from the 1970's?


my choices( I dont like alot of foreign lyrics or english prog clone bands)


Lard Free - Im Around About Midnight


Clearlight - Visions


Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene


Ose - Adonis


Anachroid - same


what would your choices be?


 



I suggest another list:

-Clearlight/Forever blowing bubbles (clearlight888 remaster with bonus)


-Alain Markusfeld/ Le son tombé du ciel
(available on CD through the belgian shop "music emporium")


-Dahiell Hadayatt/Obsolete


-Heldon/ Allez theia


-Let's keep Lard free


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2006 at 05:39

RIPAILLE

and Asgard in Prog Folk on top of Malicorne

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2006 at 06:02

datura -mr until

phaesis-remenicence

jupiter sunset-same

elohim-mana perdu

ezra-underground visions

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2006 at 08:17
  1. ANGE - Ange - Le Cimetière des Arlequins CD album cover
  2. ARACHNOID - Arachnoïd - Arachnoïd CD album coverCL
  3. ATOLL - Atoll - L'Araignée-Mal CD album cover
  4. MAGMA - Magma - Magma Kobaïa CD album cover
  5. CLEARLIGHT - Clearlight - Clearlight Symphony CD album cover
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