Sunday, 6 January 2013

Les noces (Ange, 1975)

We all know there's no more international rock genre than prog. Let's see some of the best fruits around the world. Being Italian, better start with a French one! This track perfectly illustrates Ange's theatrical and unpredictable style: folk-oriented lyrics, a vocal performance somewhere between singing and acting, long instrumental passages, a bit of Middle Ages and a good balance of acoustic and electric intruments.

"Emile Jacotey" album's cover.

This song is taken from a fascinating concept album, Émile Jacotey, inspired by an old farmer's traditional tales, so you'll find there fairies, princes, soil festivities, humble men and women, animals and freaks. Ange are a world apart, a strange place to explore, but even so they're the prog itself.