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3.97 | 310 ratings

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5 stars Oh the atmosphere!

This is my favourite album by any french band, well maybe except Ocean' debut, but still this is great 70's symphnic prog. Music is theatrical and rocky with very passionate vocals, makes you really want to know what is he talking about, it's never straight forward but always have that big disturbing like atmosphere. Of course king Crimson come to mind because of that easily created atmosphere and the inclusion of violins, flutes, keys and acoustic guitars. what an amazing fuse of all instruments, just the perfect amount of every one of them. The music immediately paints a very colourful picture, few are the bands who can do it so easily!

This is essential progressive stuff, the band creates beautiful melodies but can also kick your ass, in metal like kind of attack, only it's in the 70's. Another thing I like is that the keys are played but you have a slight feeling that they are changing their speed and pitch which makes them sound slightly out of tune, I love that, Ange is doing it a lot, in other albums too. and it's the only band I heard do that.

It is hard to pick a favourite track but 'Si j'étais le Messie' is killing me with that atmosphere and that monologue and all of those sounds around, this really shows their diversity in music. You can't do wrong with this one if you like your prog with a big atmosphere, sensitivity and creativity. It's not a masterpiece but i will not give it less than 5 stars, the rating is 4.5 rounded up for this exceptional piece of music , only 38 minutes long but contain so much!!


Sagichim | 5/5 |


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