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Apairys is a band from France who rose from the ashes of Maldoror and Saens to self-release their debut album in 2019, called "Vers La Lumière". When Maldoror split up in 2014 during the writing sessions for the second album, drummer/keyboardist Silvain Goillot decided to take the recordings he had already made and advertise for other musicians to join him. His ad was answered by Benoît Campedel, the guitarist from Saens, who had disbanded in 2004. They collaborated on the material and then recruited Christophe Bellières, the vocalist from Maldoror--and so Apairys was born. All three members play multiple instruments and add their unique contributions to the band.

The music on the debut could be described as heavy symphonic, closer to the Maldoror style than that of Saens, but really creating its own path.

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4.00 | 9 ratings
Vers la lumière
4.50 | 2 ratings
Ni l'espace, Ni le temps...

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 Vers la lumière by APAIRYS album cover Studio Album, 2019
4.00 | 9 ratings

Vers la lumière
Apairys Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

4 stars From France is coming this intristing band named Apairys, formed from the ashes of another two good french bands from prog zone Maldoror and Saens. Drumer Sivain Gillot from Maldoror and guitarist Benoît Campedel from Saens decided to take a step further in musical terms and Apairys was born. Helping hand from Saens vocalist Christophe Bellières. All three musicians involved playing on all instruments to be heared on their debut from 2019 named Vers la lumière .

The pieces are long elaborated, very nice changes in tempo and time signature, title track is almost 10 min of pure heavy prog and the ending track is lasting almost 17 min. The music offered can be described as a combination of former bands Maldoror with Saens but is little less symphonic then the last. Also I can trace lots of conections, musically speaking with another top band from France in last 20 years - Nemo, is intersting that Benoît Campedel played bass on Nemo most intresting albums ( at least for me), Presages from 2003 and Prélude à la ruine from 2004.

All in all a very worthy album in today prog scene, a really inspired , well played and produced release who desearve a far better recognition, they offer old school type of prog with notds to today scene, all wrapped in a solid and intresting package.

4 stars for sure, recommeded.

Thanks to todd for the artist addition.

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