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Gens De La Lune: Returns to his prog roots…..

Gens De La Lune - Pentacle De Lune

There have not been many people that have been on the moon, but Gens De La Lune (People Of The Moon) is a Frenche band from mother earth. Co-founder of Ange, Francis Decamps founded Gens De La Lune in his 2009 return to the roots of progressive rock. Pentacle De Lune is its fourth album and the album consists of six track.

Seven years ago the band released the very positively acclaimed double album Épitaphe, and now they try to do an even better album. The new album have the same line-up as on Épitaphe and they showcase a strong desire to do creative and fascinating music.  

The band states, «Pentacle De Lune is the last reverence of the Gens De La Lune to Earthlings».

«It is also the last poetic and musical journey of five characters who carried out a long and tedious work before seeing the end of the road. The official release of this concept album. We hope that many of you will join us in sharing this supreme cake, because you are the bean of it and without your presence, this adventure would never have existed».

«Many thanks to Luc, Christine, Izumi, Mami, Julien, Thomas, Olive and all those who helped us to carry out this project. Many thanks to all of you for your support and maybe see you soon for one last big party together! Fingers crossed! ».

Tracklist:

1. Votre heros !

2. Au-dela des sanglots

3. L’incipit de l’homme

4. Face au gibet

5. Le coeur de la philia

6. Pentacle de lune 

Line-up:

Francis Decamps (Ange) – keyboards, vocals

Jean Philippe Suzan – vocals

Damien Chopard – guitar, vocals

Cédric Mells – drums, vocals

Mathieu Desbarats – bass, vocals

Gens De La Lune is a French symphonic prog group headlined by the eccentricities of Francis Decamps who is infamous for his keyboards and vocal prowess with prog legends Ange. Decamps composed the infamous tracks on Ange’s 25 albums from 1969 to 1995. Ange performed thousands of concerts over the years and enjoyed the success of 6 gold albums during their existence. Gens de la Lune continues the trend that Ange is known for; a solid keyboard focus, with surreal lyrics, odd time signatures, and an eccentric stage presence.

Decamps is the driving force of this group, he has worn strange kabuki makeup in the same way that Peter Gabriel fronted the Genesis of the early 70s with makeup. It is a scary visage that conjures up the pale corpse look of Gabriel or Fish from Marillion. Indeed the sound is akin to the Genesis style, bombastic instrumentation with story teller vocals conjuring up a wide variety of surreal imagery.

The name Gens De La Lune refers to a village legend, Champey, based near Héricourt, in France’s Haute-Saône. Legend tells the story of how the villagers in this town believed they saw their village set alight on a night where the full moon loomed, hence the title.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5562 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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