Monday, October 1, 2012
XII Alfonso-Charles Darwin (2012)
In this album, besides paticipating a lot of great musicians like John Helliwell, Supertramp saxophonist, Maggie Reilly, singer Mike Oldfield, Tim Renwick, Pink Floyd guitarist, Mickey Simmonds (keyboards), Terry Oldfield and John Hackett (flute ), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Robin BOULT FISH guitarist, guitarist Ian Bairnson Alan Parsons and Kate Bush, David Paton, bassist Alan Parsons Project, FISH and Kate BUSH, Francis Dunnery, It Bites guitarist, Elliott Murphy (voice ), Huong Thanh (vocals), her husband Hong NGUYEN (zither), Ronnie Caryl (guitar, vocals), Amy Keys, Alistair Gordon, Jayney Klimek, Gerard Lenorman and Freegh (vocals) and Ton KAYAK SCHERPENZEEL more keyboards. This is the sixth official studio album of French XII ALFONSO, group led by brothers Philippe (bass, guitars) and François CLAERHOUT (keyboards), who joined Thierry Moreno (drums) and Stéphane Ducasse (flutes), achieving between them, the musicians mentioned above and a few other less known but proven worth, an ambitious album inspired by the life and work of Charles Darwin.
For 15 years, XII ALFONSO unclassifiable has composed music that is not jazz or rock, progressive or classical, traditional nor This group has been characterized from the beginning by his imaginative musical approach (progressive symphonic as one of the best references to what do), and on this record homered. His musical style is everything they say it is not very varied thanks to the intervention of different musicians and singers in every song and every issue, but mostly thanks to a supplementary instrumentation deviates frankly than usual. A acoustic and electric guitars are added mandolins, bouzouki and Vietnamese instruments like koto or give bao (string lute), Madagascar instruments as vali (zither-bagpipe) or kraar Ethiopia, balafon, xylophone, harp Burkina Faso straw, drums, ptithécophone (monkey skull) and dolphinophone, (dolphin bones), theremin, E-Bow, rain stick, etc.
Eminently romantic life and legacy of revolutionary scientific DARWIN told in the style that has always distinguished humanist aesthetics ALFONSO XII, a melting pot of cultural influences and traditions from around the world