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Symphonic Prog

3.53 | 48 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 really

Terpandre is a french symphonic prog act with one album released in 1981 selftitled. The band manage to release the album only in early '80's, but the most of the pieces dates already from 77-78, but due to the progressive scene in those years, the band had some difficulties and only 3 years later was on the market. The music is from mellow side of prog not far from later Rousseau albums, just check out the second track Conte en vert , just in the most traditional Rousseau atmosphere, and some passages when band is more up beat with for ex Genesis or from darker side with King Crimson. Also some jazzy passages interfear in some pieces and gives a certain atmosphere to the album, the violin of Patrick Tilleman reminds me of Jean Luc Ponty for ex. So the album is good, but somehow lost in the conglomeration of the new other genres from early '80's. The prog listneres must give some spins to this, unnderrated band from french scene. Even is not a spectacular album has some great moments like , the opening track Le temps, up tempo track full of intelligent arrangements and great druming, I think the best pieces from here. The album was re released by Musea records some years ago on CD format and besides two bonus tracks in live version recorded in 1977, one of them Conte en vert is in studio format on this album already , bring nothing new, mellow side of the band presented and with nothing special atmosphere, almost useless addings. The CD contain a very detailed bio of the band with pictures. A fairly good album, lost in time and in prog history but some spins worth from time to time.3 -3.5 stars.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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