Tuesday, May 31, 2022

ADN - Prelude (1999)

The one and only album from this band from France.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, organ, flute and vocals.

A handful of guests added guitars, violin, trumpet and baby vocals.

This band was only around for some years before they split up. They managed to release this album.

And their music is a mix of symphonic prog and neo-prog. 

The vocals is a mix of French and English. It is the French vocals who suits the music best. That just proves my point that French is an excellent language for symphonic prog.

One of the songs clocks in at twenty-three minutes and there is also two songs who clocks in at over ten minutes each. Add a nine minutes song and two sub-five minutes long songs and you get the picture.

The band is best when they are crossing into symphonic prog. Their symphonic prog has some Canterbury prog influences and are pretty quirky. 

There is a lot of interesting details here, to say at least.

The music is very good throughout. A killer track is the only thing missing here. 

This album is indeed a hidden gem and one to really dig out and cherish. I am impressed.

3.5 points



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