Pulsar – Pollen
Progarchives: Very much Floydian sounds for this good spacey and atmospheric album from this French band.
Music is VERY quiet but really pleasant. Submerged with keys and featuring good fluting as well. Some “Ange” influences as well (“Apaisement”) during which the flute play from Roland Richard is just sublime. One of my fave.
The jazzy and flute start of “Puzzle/Omen” might relate this number with some “Tull” ones, but the song will evolve into some sort of medieval fable in which the text is more recited than sung, in English this time although that the other tracks are sung in French). Very melodic and symphonic finale. Sumptuous.
If, like me, you are an ASOS maniac (the track), you will be in heaven when listening to the intro of “Le Cheval De Syllogie”. The second half though will plunge you into sort sorts of apocalyptic mood. Synthetized vocals makes the story very difficult to understand.
The “pièce de résistance” of this album is inevitably the closing and epic number: “Pollen”. A great and tranquil trip. A good combination of space and symphonic rock. But it is the same for the whole album actually. Pulsar – Pollen might lack in diversity but it is a rather encouraging debut one.
Pulsar – Pollen Tracklist
Puzzle / Omen
Le cheval de Syllogie
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