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3.14 | 14 ratings | 2 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ouverture (1:26)
2. Philippe et Marguerite (5:16)
3. L'elixir (4:21)
4. Duchesse Encorcelée (3:55)
5. Les Voyages de Mikado (11:27)
6. La Vengeance de Champmol (5:16)
7. Fontaine de Jouvance (1:48)
8. Le Geant de Jouvance (2:56)
9. Les enfants de la nuit (4:01)
10. Assassiné (5:36)

Total Time: 46:05

Line-up / Musicians

- Eric Tillerot / vocals, synthesizers, composer
- Olivier Vaysse / guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
- Pascal Maitre / bass, keyboards, backing vocals
- Pascal Gargallo / drums

- Babeth / backing vocals
- Laurence / backing vocals
- Patou / backing vocals

Releases information

CD self-released - MAG 0193 (1992, France)

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MAGNÉSIS Les Voyages De Mikado ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(14%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
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MAGNÉSIS Les Voyages De Mikado reviews

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Review by apps79
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3 stars Being both lovers of 70's progressive rock,high-school friends Frederick Przybyl and Eric Tillerot formed MAGNESIS in 1987.Drawing influences from YES,GENESIS,ANGE but also IQ and MARILLION,they toured in the region Burgundy, performing live with shows characterized by changing costumes and extreme make-ups.Their first full-length release came out in 1992 entitled ''Le voyages de Mikado'', recorded at Verguet Studio in Dijon and based on a story written by Przybyla, unfolding in France of 14th century about a figure called Mikado.

The album follows a rather soft symphonic rock style with many intense vocal parts and tons of atmospheric keyboards.Though Przybyla wrote most of the album's material,he is not participating in the album,where keyboardist/singer Eric Tillerot is surrounded by a team of four musicians on vocal parts/drums/bass/guitars. Combining succesfully elements of symphonic/art rock,neo progressive rock and light folk/medieval music (check the fine flute parts), MAGNESIS achieved to deliver a pleasant and atmospheric release with theatrical aspect,where changing roles and obscure vocal chords dominate the concept,obviously inspired by ANGE's music. However the keyboard work of Tillerot is noteable for his emotional delivering and deep atmospheric passages,using mostly modern keyboards,except a few classical organ parts.Guitarist Olivier Vaysse performs strongly as well with many good solos and soaring guitars in the vein of MARILLION and PINK GLOYD.The story flows nice and easy and anyone into French language should get into the release even easier.This is very strong and satisfying progressive rock for both fans of its symphonic and neo genre. Recommended.

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3 stars This band has operated under the radar of PA for a long time. That is my conclusion after discovering that this is the first ever review of both this album or any of their five other albums. The band is still active. Both gigs and a new album is scheduled. But this album is their debut album a ... (read more)

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