17/5/15 – Ange – Au-delà du délire – 1974

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Ange Au-Dele Là Du Délire 74Fighting the battle for Jazz or for Prog is like selling Veganism at a baseball game. Selling French Prog is like selling marinated tofu at a Rodeo. The fact that the third Ange album, Au-delà du délire (Beyond The Delerium) isn’t just Progressif, mais aussi peut-être un petit peu – theatrical, well that’s just suicide! Like selling sesame seed bars covered in carob (mmm) at a Bullfight. It also has a narration, and that is like decaf at the Italian Grand Prix and a concept – and that’s like Quorn in Texas.

So I can imagine that unless a French sixty year old male Prog head from the seventies is surfing the net (Ha Ha, even that sounds unlikely and ridiculous). I will pretty much be writing this and posting this just for myself for the archive and for France, so misunderstood by the English when it comes to Rock music.

Do your best to listen and if you find yourself in a pub, try not to ask for herbal tea.




5 Responses to “17/5/15 – Ange – Au-delà du délire – 1974”

  1. Beefheart Smiles May 17, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Not just for you Marty, I’ve been reading your reviews and I’ve been discovering astounding music along the way. Baby Huey, Cymande, The Undisputed Truth, and now THIS.

    Keep up the good, work and still hoping for the Vox Dei review.

    Big hug from the south,

  2. toby May 17, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    Haha…just like when I tried to sell old Toto and Steely Dan records at a Punk Convention in Copenhagen a few years back. Tough it was. But I am eager to read some more about jazz from your point of view. Keep e’m coming bro.

  3. simone May 18, 2015 at 3:21 am #

    Aucune tête de musique progressif âgé de soixante ici, mais est ce que ça suffit d’avoir une tête de musique progressif âgé de quarante – quelques et femelle surfer sur le web!!!
    Mon oncle appartenant à des copies de leur première album Caricatures (1972), Le Cimitière des Arlequins (1973)- avec le chanson de Jacques Brel – Ces Gens-là et Émile Jacotey (1975).
    La musique progressif en France et beaucoup plus sombre, profond, éclectique et dramatique. Ange sont le groupe progressif plus influent en France. Francis Décamps a revisité l’album Caricatures en 2012. Merci pour avoir écrit sur ce groupe extraordinaire!
    Alors, je vais aller boire du thé aux herbes maintenant!!

  4. Matthew May 18, 2015 at 6:29 am #

    Hee hee… I enjoyed it, but then I did have to pause the Fugazi-era Marillion demos I was listening to to listen to this, so I’m probably biased. Sadly I can’t understand French. I’m finding jazz something I’m appreciating more as I get older. I only have Lizard by King Crimson but was surprised by the amount of brass on that album… I really like it. Let’s go living in the past…

  5. loran vesk May 19, 2015 at 12:36 am #

    One of my fave album..In the vein of “the dillusionist” and “witch hunt”…A curious mix of scifi and middle-age fantasy….
    my fav track….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPsW9-MMGDU
    One need only shut up and listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP0-WXlN5Ok

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