Rock On! Wednesday, 29 May 2024 – Edition Spéciale, Secret Oyster, Dedalus, Rahmann & Maneige

Psychedelic, heavy, prog and more innovating sounds spanning the late 60s and the early 70s – Wednesday April 17th. Dan’s pick of the week: Edition Spéciale (Aliquante), Secret Oyster (Sea Son), Dedalus (Dedalus), Rahmann (Rahmann) & Maneige (Composite).

Halverwege de jaren zeventig was de Franse jazz-rock fusionstijl nog niet volledig gedefinieerd. Dan besloot een van de beroemdste Franse gitaristen sinds zijn deelname aan Triangle zijn kanste wagen… Martial Lorenzini richtte in 1975 Edition Spéciale op, met toetsenist-zangeres Ann Ballester, bassist Josquin François Turenne des Pres en drummer Jean François Bouchet-d’Angélis. Zonder enige twijfel één van de belangrijkste Franse bands van de jaren zeventig!

Prog Archives review: “Incredible album mashing jazz and prog and funk delightfully. A beautiful ride, this album is (to my ears) smoother than an Arnold Palmer after 18 holes in the hot sun.

The record has been in my collection for a long time, yet I’d only played it sporadically. I felt it was great, it lived up to it’s hype at, and I listened to #6 repeatedly “Fille du Ruisseau”

It’s been on my turntable now for 4 days straight. Blissed out funkafied progjazz is what this treat is. This could just as easily be a Roy Ayers album if he had an affinity for progressive rock. Gorgeous in it’s layout and carefully manicured, the sound of this album is culled from Zappa, Return to Forever, and other fusion artists of the day. Even some Gentle Giant in the bassline around the last fifteen seconds of #3 “So Deep Inside” and on into #4″Le Temps D’Un Solo”.

It’s the execution of the material that puts this masterpiece over the top for me. Each song is a short roller coaster that fits the perfect amusement park. Two bonus track thrown in from an almost equally as strong third album is icing on the cake.”

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 12:00 noon CET Brussels – 11 a.m. GMT London. Repeated: 16:00 & 20:00 hrs CET Brussels, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GMT London
Ends: 12 midnight CET Brussels, 11 p.m. GMT London.

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