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Ange - Au-delà du délire CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.97 | 310 ratings

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4 stars Ange is for sure one of the bands , at least for me. that in the beggining of my musical journey I really can't understand what they play and now I like'em a lot. The music offered and specially the voice of Christian Decamps is an aquire taste for many listners included me. Well Au-dela du delire released in 1974 is one of their most solid albums and aswell my fav Ange album together with their next one Emile Jacotey.. The music is symphonic prog but with a harder edge, very much like King Crimson meets Genesis. Also some acustical folky passages here and there interludes in the darker atmosphere of the album. From the excellent gatefold cover, to the last pieces of the album Ange manage to capture my attention for sure. Eve the vocal passages are in places overly dramatic and theatrical for my taste, I can easely say that Christian Decamps is one hell of a versatile singer, one minute he whispers softly and the next minute delivers dramatic over the top vocal parts. Anyway pieces like Les longues nuits d'isaac is truly awesome, the passion in his voice is without doubt outstanding, the best piece from this album. The title track is another highlit for sure. Even the album is sung in french I have no preblems listning to it. One of the better albums from prog movement in the '70s. 4 stars easy.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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