01 Dernière Croisade 02 Le Sanctuaire d'Argile 03 Dédale Vert du Retour 04 Illusion 05 Méandrea Envoutés 06 Eclosion 07 Labyrinth Pourpre de la Connaissance 08 Arc en Lumière 09 Renaissance 10 Le Village du Diamanche Matin 11 Eclats
Flamen Dialis - 7" (1978 ep)
01 Decouverte 02 Autre Chose
Flamen Dialis (a type of ancient Roman priest) releasing a single, "Decouverte", in 1978 and their sole album, "Symptome-Dei", a year later.
This really isn't like anything else you'll have heard, weird,
dissonant, experimental, with strange wordless voices and a 'chamber'
feel about much of it, but quite exceptionally good with it.
Dialis hailed from France, the music they made was progressive and
psychedelic, but not exactly rock. It's weird and atmospheric,
soundtracky stuff, very ritualistic and repetitive in nature. With
chants and whispers, martial drums and zinging synths, vibraphone and
Mellotron, flutes and even some brief blues guitar licks and what
sounds like a rhythm machine. Like a soundtrack (or a dream), themes
are revisted, and the album drifts smoothly from Medieval European to
Eastern sounding exoticism. This was releashed on the Israel "MIO"
label which is now out of business. This Cd is long out of print and
quite hard to find.
I know that some of you aren't going to like
this, but if you don't mind stepping outside the 'mainstream' prog
lines, this album has an awful lot to offer. Personally i found this
one absolutely f*ckin' stunning, i'am just silly for that kind of
staff. A dangerous recommendation that reveals its beauty after some
spins and demands your full attention. So, are you feeling adventurous tonight?