Monday, 28 September 2009

Arachnoid - Arachnoid (1978)



A major progressive band whose music combined the strengths of other French symphonic groups and dark progressive rock that recalled the dark sound of "King Crimson". At times almost like "Univers Zero's" intensity too. This is very much though in the "King Crimson" style and very acconplished sounding too, with excellent frippian guitars.

There's more than a nod also to, "Pulsar","Shylock" & "Pink Floyd!

"Arachnoids" 1978 self-titled album is one of France’s finest progressive albums of the 70’s, and is a minor classic. The first four tracks are the best and are the most complicated structured and intriguing classically-inspired instrumentals.

Recommended for all adventurous progressive fans!



Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Le Chamadere (13:49)
2. Piano Caveau (7:18)
3. In the Screen Side Of Your Eyes (4:03)
4. Toutes Ces Images (8:04)
5. La Guepe (8:39)
6. L'Adieu Au Pierrot (0:57)
7. Final (3:02)

Bonus titles:
8. L'Hiver (4:14)
9. Le Pierrot (5:07)
10. L'Adieu (3:20)
11. Piano Caveau (instrumental) (7:15)

Total Time: 66:25
Line-up / Musicians
- Francois Faugieres / organ, Mellotron, vocals
- Pierre Kuti / acoustic and electric pianos, synths
- Bernard Mini / drums
- Marc Meryl / lead vocals, tambourine
+ Philippe Honore / flute, saxophone
- Yves Javault / vocals
- Christine Mariey / voice
- Martine Rateau / voice
- Patrick Woindrich / bass, guitar, vocals
- Nicolas Popowski / guitar, vocals

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