|......................................THE BAND AND RECORD OF THE MONTH|
From time to time a new bands appears in the progressive scene that surprises for amazing and a wonderful musical performance, in fact we are talking about Maldoror, an extraordinary French band that will attract lot of attention, capable to satisfy a varied Progressive Rock legions. Maldoror plays a Symphonic and orchestral Progressive Rock style, the keyboard solos during the instrumental bridge are fantastic and extremely well done and, gives the guitarist full freedom to play dreamy melodies at the heavy arrangements, including some melodic metal edged guitar solos around the instrumental sections, while the soft parts have a sense of harmony and, concentrates on the pure prog elements that really captures the listeners attention with its beauty, where we can
appreciate the magnetic talent from these formidable young musicians. Like other famous French bands, the lyrics are singing in french. If you want some references on the band´s music, we can easily find common traces and musical textures from bands as: "Atoll", "Ange", "Pulsar", "Saggarah", "Minimum Vital", "Mona Lisa", "Sandrose" and "Synopsis". Absolutely brilliant and an indispensable work, highly recommendable...
musicians on Maldoror are:
Maldoror was born in June 1994 when 4 French musicians met. Their respective musical roots, the various bands they played in as well as the performances they had given provided them with a reliable background. Consequently, after several rehearsals, a good musical potential was quickly confirmed. Maldoror is a progressive rock band. This kind of music dates back to the 70’s; it is based on the development of complicated musical atmospheres. Roughly speaking, its keystone often consists in a very detailed and accurate harmonic and formal research. After playing a few covers they decided to devote themselves to composition almost exclusively. Their first album is now completed and released; it is a concept album entitled "L’arbre-Cimetière", it deals with Iken’s deliriums – the main character - and the story of his rebellion against the established power.
Huddled in a corner of his cell, Iken is gazing into space. Thoughts are flashing and clashing through his mind, the unbeareable truth hurts him...
He is filled with fear and hate, and a growing unbearable feeling of frustration is coming over him. He knows he will carry the dreadful secret along in his delirium, and the hopes of having the truth willed out will disappear into his tortuous coming death, his last journey.
Impelled by his sence of rebellion, Iken did the unforgivable: he entered the "Tour Interdite" (The No Admittance Tower), firmly convinced that he could have found in this building something which should have made the power fall. He saw "le Grand Livre des Mémoires" (The Great Book of Memories): a huge register in which the acts of destruction of the works which had shaped the elders’ thoughts had been carefully classified. The overwhelming proof of the existence of a past that had been erased by centuries of dictatorship was there, written down in those pages. Each of these confirmation of auto-da-fé was signed an sealed by the Masters... the Masters of Power.
This power is absolute and arbitrary. The dynasties have been following one another for a very long time, each time more despotic. They rule by terror the "Médisants", divided people lying down the "Tristes Citées": there live the persecuted, the starving - having nothing to hope for their life - and those who, like Iken, still find the strength to fight and revolt. But for those rebels the risk of being caught is great and the punishment is extreme. The Masters of Power inject them a psychotropic poison and bury them alive under magestic trees called "Arbre-Cimetières". Pushed by this murderous perversion they enjoy strewing their large properties with those funeral trophies.
Thus, the opponents of the regime are not entitled to the posthumous gratitude of their peers since their tombs are not in the "Tristes Citées" cemeteries... Those "Arbre-Cimetières" symbolize the strength of power and the Masters are grateful to those who denounce a dissident.
having violated the secrets of the Tower, Iken will be sentenced
to capital punishment: the poison will flow into his veins, his tombstone
will be the witness of his death and his "Arbre-Cimetière" his last
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III: Les Cendres
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