Split between subdued vocal cuts and organ dominated soundtrack styled pieces, it never quite gains traction in either of its musical galaxies; even if it's all listenable, it winds up being less Deux Phares - Laurence Vanay - Galaxies (CD the sum of its parts, with the best track being the hypnotic and eerie "Soleil Rouge".
By the time the closing title cut gets going it's just too little too late, the focus lost for good. He would start his own record label and he also created an absolutely beautiful album back in that his wife played keyboards on. Kind of folky really but I really enjoy her organ playing on here and how melancholic this album is. We get ten songs over the 32 plus minutes, so a lot of short tracks here. Nice bass after a minute. I like when the organ arrives before 2 minutes.
The guitar will replace the organ at 3 minutes. Piano comes to the fore after 2 minutes. A pleasant sound here, quite warm, Deux Phares - Laurence Vanay - Galaxies (CD.
It's an instrumental and we get a little more life and energy here as the guitar, drums and organ standout. Deux Phares - Laurence Vanay - Galaxies (CD vocal melodies late. It's laid Album) but I do like that prominent bass a lot. The organ helps out along with a beat and piano. Flute follows then some guitar expressions. Organ and a beat lead the way but man I like this one. I like how melancholic this one is. A mix of Folk Music and light Symphonic Rock, ''Galaxies'' has a smooth sound from start to end with brilliant and ethereal soundscapes created by the soft acoustic passages, the careful use of Hammond organ and the elegant style the flutes are used.
There are plenty of instrumental pieces in here with extended use of organs and a very mellow rhythm section, sometimes delivering repetitive yet very interesting themes with a dicreet psychedelic approach but also a hidden symphonic nature. The vocal tracks sound so very French with Vanay having a romantic, impressive voice, and these are closer to French Folk, being more acoustic-oriented. The organ though remains again present, even staying in the background, adding a very somber atmosphere as a whole.
Very relaxed musicianship, Deux Phares - Laurence Vanay - Galaxies (CD somehow creates very deep emotions. Recommended to all fans of the lighter side of Progressive Rock. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. The name was conceived by the French professional association of artists' rights when releasing her first album in Under the same name she recorded albums and soundtracks released at a later date and has acted as a musician director for artists like Gilles SERVAT.
Officialy the second album 'Evening Colours' was supossed to be by an another group but was taken over after the songwriter didn't meet the payments. Afterwards the album was released while Jacqueline was recovering from a car accident, then withdrawn, and in the end distributed in several versions in different countries since Jacqueline started out with a group called NANAJO in which because of the problems with the manager didn't leave a record except that one of the compositions did end up on her first album.
A multi-instrumentalist and a composer, Jacqueline was besides guitars on most of her albums focused on keyboards and with the occasional cooperation with her husband Laurent THIBAULT from MAGMA they created a sound that can be described as a combination of darker jazz rock and accessible folk music.
Besides the first two albums, her film music is a bit more obscure to find, but another interesting work worth looking for is Laurent THIBAULT's solo album from on which she also contributes as a musician in the genre of straight Zeuhl progressive rock.
Studio Album, 3. Le Loup Qui Pleure La Grand Voile Soleil Rouge Side B Le Coeur Lourd Juste Te Revoir Le Bateau Deux Phares Galaxies Side C Catalepsie as Nanajo Des Eclats de Lune piano L'ete en Cage Chris Chant Side D Glaciers Interdits main theme Glaciers Interdits milieu synthe Glaciers Interdits main theme, version Glaciers Interdits synth solo
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