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Symphonic Prog

4.03 | 165 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars A few years ago a progrock dream came true when I was able to witness an Ange concert, it was the second time that this French progrock legend visited The Netherlands and exact 25 years ago! My favorite Ange album is this one and my favorite track is the epic composition "Captain coeur de miel", almost 15 minutes. This long suite showcases the most captivating and exciting elements of their unique and influential music. It's an alternating piece, build upon the strong and emotional vocals from Christian Decamps and the ubiquitous Mellotron. The climates changes frequently from slow and moving till bombastic with very expressive French vocals, lots of great keyboards (organ, Mellotron and strings) and some fiery electric guitar solos. Halfway the music contains a wonderful interlude with floods of choir-Mellotron and when the vocals joins, the Mellotron starts to sound slightly psychedelic. Then it continues with strong vocals, powerful drums and swelling Mellotron. It's a splendid, very emotional build up with a biting electric guitar solo to a gradually bombastic final part with again a fiery electric guitar solo and beautiful waves of the 'Mighty Tron'. It's a pity that the French language and the emotional vocals sound rather unaccessible for many 'symphomaniacs' because this unique progrock is so moving and captivating, especially the albums from the early - and mid-Seventies. SUPERBE!!
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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