Label: Cyclops - CYCL 141D • Format: 2x, CD Album, Limited Edition • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
Our objective is to become a centre of information that contributes to the knowledge, XX84 - Saens - Prophet In A Statistical World and development of progressive rock. It might be the occasion to rediscover these masterpieces once again. Wells This perfect Day - Ira Levin. Dear progVisions readers, this is a review about the third release of the French band Saens. A band that in my opinion is underrated by the press and progfans.
Saens is a band that concerning their music is making no compromises. This is a necessary condition for making real progressive music. Some reviewers think that Saens is a neo-progressive band, but their music goes far beyond the borders of that genre. Benoit Campedel - Electric Guitar. I shall come back to this later on. The new album is divided into two parts. A typical Saens composition full of rhythm changes, complex and melodic parts next to each other.
Sometimes the tension of the music builds up to a climax with emotional sung lyrics and a soaring electric guitar. XX84 - Saens - Prophet In A Statistical World The classical guitar of Pascal Bouquillard call forth associations with the classical guitar work of Steve Hackett. Classical themes are delicately interwoven with the passionate character Devotion (Inana Marga Mix) - Various - This Is Techno Volume 8 (International Trance & Tribal) this track.
Next to the melodic synth parts, soaring guitar and passionate vocals you will find delicate classical guitar parts and choral music. I like the instrumental part where first the classical piano theme is pushed away by the darker sounds of the church organ and later on the music become complex when XX84 - Saens - Prophet In A Statistical World rules.
The main idea behind Part B is that the hero is it me, is it you? A short piece with several rhythm changes. Several times the colors of the musical themes change drastically.
Beautiful symphonic prog with soaring guitar solos next to delicate music with Arabic influences. The cloth of your loudspeakers is dripping with emotion! He is a Prophet in the Statistical World: but no one listens to him. There is no room anymore for real dreams or prophecies: "words and verses cannot rival with numbers".
There is so much emotion in the melodic guitar parts and the passionate vocals. Also you will notice the beautiful classical themes which are played on the keyboards. The classical guitar returns and you even can hear some Yesterdays Men - Madness - Mad Not Mad. Here the classical training of the musicians is showing off.
It was renamed into "Les Souffrances du Jeune Pierre" First track of the bonus disc is "Les Souffrances du Jeune Pierre". The first thing that you will notice is that the lyrics are sung in French. The English translation is in the booklet I have never made a secret of my opinion that I prefer it when a band sings in their native language, but I respect the opinion of a band to write English lyrics to reach more people. But you will notice that there is atmosphere in this track.
It is the most extreme piece of music that the band ever wrote. Sometimes you think that the music is out of tune, but that is only because the band choose to use a basis of a tone tune. For me it is one of the highlights of the album. I just love those emotional pieces which slowly are working towards a climax. Slowly the piece becomes more melodic.
A track rich of variation and beautiful melodic guitar work. Of course the quality of the sound is much better than the original. It was the epic and the highlight of their debut album. There is no room for an extended review of the bonus disc but let me tell you this; the bonus disc includes music of the same quality as on the first disc with the new material. The music of Saens is adventurous, progressive and not comparable to any other band.
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