Arachnoid - Arachnoid 180 gram vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 18-Replica RPC 003
Beautiful, legitimate and fully licensed reissue.

"Arachnoid's only album is an amazing opus from 1978 that combined the strengths of other French symphonic groups like Shylock and Ange into a darkly futuristic and aggressive blend. Another frequent comparison made to Arachnoid is King Crimson, and the band is definitely influenced by that group's mid-period albums. Digital synths seem to abound, in tandem with traditional "prog" instruments like mellotron and organ, though their presence does not detract at all, but are used appropriately to create a distinct nightmarish technological atmosphere. Vocals are carried out in a style that is rather similar to that of Christian DeCamps from Ange, often harsh but ultimately very effective. Layers of keyboard melodies are backed by towering mellotron and distorted, churning guitar rhythms. The band drifts into angular dissonant territories occasionally, but for the most part keeps things darkly haunting and beautiful, yet with an omnipresent aggressive edge. Overall, this could be the finest symphonic album I've heard out of France yet. Visionary and perfectly executed. A classic slice of dark progressive for sure. If you love Pulsar (as I do), prime Ange or the first track on Shylock's Il De Fievre, definitely grab this puppy."-Greg Northrup/The Giant Progweed.
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