Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Album of the Day

Au-delà du Délire, Ange (1974): Two things immediately spring to mind when I listen to this French disc. The first is how amazingly lush it is, with huge swaths of Mellotron strings augmented by lyrical guitar work. The second is that I keep waiting for the vocalist to hork up that hairball he seems to be working on throughout the disc. I know French is supposed to be a beautiful language, but it certainly doesn't seem so here. Which is alright, because that's not what's important. The best parts of the album are synthesized in the closing title track, where the 'Tron and guitar shine.

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