Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rondo (Erik Visser & Sylvia Houtzager) - Trigynon (Netherlands 1986) [ProgRock] @320

Flairck Related
Very Rare! Vinyl Rip

Promotional only picture disc LP recorded by Erik Visser and Sylvia Houtzager, both of Flairck, for the dutch pharmaceutical company Schering Nederland BV. The picture disc design is based on the circular packaging of the contraceptive drug Trigynon. Gatefold cover. Promo only, not for sale.

01. Onder Druk        
02. Wandelgang        
03. Pluche        
04. Dans Je        
05. Druppels        
06. Spiegeling        
07. Overgang        
08. Onder Druk (Reprise)

Erik Visser: guitars
Sylvia Houtzager: violin

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mamadeus - Mamadeus (Netherlands 1983) [ProgRock] @192

Very Rare Flairck related work.
The connection with Flairck is the flutist Peter Weekers and the style of this album is very similar to Flairck.
Almost all instrumental album and played with high performance.
I didn't find any review about this album in the NET.
This is my vinyl rip. Not released on CD.

01. Omenom 3:35 
02. Manon 3:54 
03. Shaura 7:15 
04. Atlantis 4:30 
05. Poolijs 13:40 
06. Moira 5:40 
07. De wolkenkrabber 3:22 

Peter Weekers: fluiten, zang, xylofoon, vibrafoon.
Peter Leerdam: bas, klokkenspel.
Rob van der Vlugt: klarinet, bassethoorn, piano, vibrafoon, xylofoon, marimba
Frans Leerdam: mbira, xylofoon, vibrafoon, marimba, klokkenspel
Rob Husmann: gitaar, vibrafoon, maraca's, zang

Herman van Veen: zang 7
Peter Weekers: panfluit 7
Erik van der Wurff: toetsen 7
Chris Lookers: gitaar 7
Cees van der Laarse: bas 7
Jan Hollestelle: bas 7
Louis Debij: drums 7

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Jean-Luc Payssan - Pierrots & Arlequins (France 2005) [ProgRock] @320

Together with his twin brother Thierry, Jean-Luc PAYSSAN was a co-founder of MINIMUM VITAL, more than twenty years ago. This band from the Bordeaux area has become popular among Progressive rock connoisseurs especially, as it took part in the movement's revival by the end of the Eighties. It also initiated a new musical language, somewhere between jazz-rock, Progressive rock and medieval music. The first solo album of Jean-Luc PAYSSAN is not that of a solitary man: Thierry's keyboards and Sonia NEDELEC's voice are here, as well as Bernard MILON's violin. The Master of Ceremonies offers in turn beautiful acoustic or nylon guitar parts. But not only: he also plays unusual instruments such as theorbo, ciste, mandolin, mandole and some percussions... These fourteen short and intimist pieces unveil melodies with an absolute splendour, music of total purity, both timeless and personal. Unlike most guitarists' albums, too frequently complacent and demonstrative, the artist here shows a perfect humility, while proving to be an outstanding instrumentist and composer, with an astonishing culture. No song sounds like another one here, both in its arrangements and inspiration. An absolute eclecticism serving a simply marvellous music: a fountain of purity !


01 - La Fontaine (2'53)
02 - Arlequins (2'28)
03 - Pierrots (1'17)
04 - Etats De Joie (5'25)
05 - Danse Vivace Pour Six Cordes (3'02)
06 - Au Bois Variations (4'40)
07 - Le Manège Aux Songes (2'21)
08 - Les Trois Dames De Mantoue (I. Prélude) (1'43)
09 - Les Trois Dames De Mantoue (II. L'Enjôleuse) (1'57)
10 - Les Trois Dames De Mantoue (III. La Rêveuse) (4'35)
11 - Les Trois Dames De Mantoue (IV. La Fougueuse) (1'15)
12 - Gaillarde Napolitaine (3'00)
13 - Larmes Bleues (4'04)
14 - Complainte Ancienne (1'37)

Jean-Luc Payssan - classical & acoustic guitar, mandolas, theorbe, zither, percussion, vocals
Bernard Millon - violin
Sonia Nedelec - vocals
Thierry Payssan - synthesizer, organ

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