Thursday, December 06, 2012
Highly reminiscent to me of the Phileas Fogg record I posted some time back, but with much less jazziness in it. A few songs have a bit of reggae-tinged beat as might be expected for this time period, & quite a bit of new wave influence here, like zauberfinger. Unfortunately the female vocalist is nowhere as beautifully endowed laryngeally as Phileas Fogg's. For the progressive fan, be patient at the start -- you will be rewarded towards the end of side 1 moving on to side 2, with some unusual chord changes and melodies.
The band is led by Jean Launay, who plays drums, synths, and organs, and contributes vocals, and Ghislaine Clavier, responsible for the vocals. This couple is credited with the arrangements, production, and compositions. Album was recorded in Toulouse, March 1980. Rounding out the band are Remy Chebr on bass, Antonio Gomez and Serge Faubert on guitars, Jean Labelle, Jean-Claude Cruciati and Patrick Double on piano (on different tracks) and synths, & Jean Ribul on trumpets. This should be a nice break for those not so much into the fusion and jazzier stuff that I am apparently addicted to on this blog. It's too bad our beautiful princess of prog Isabel has kept a low profile of late since she was so good at ferreting out the rockier albums for sharing.
at 12:44 AM Posted by Tristan Stefan