Carpe Diem - En Regardant Passer Le Temps 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-LION LP-172
First time vinyl reissue of 1976 underground French rock rarity, this was the first of two by this solid symphonic rock band from Nice, France. Having the exact same instrumentation as the better known Pulsar (keyboards, reeds, guitar, bass, drums & vocals), Carpe Diem's music might be a bit comparable to Pulsar, although they were not so dark.
Some of their instrumental parts have always sorta reminded me of a French version of what Happy The Man were doing at roughly the same time.

"En Regardant Passer Le Temps is a supremely excellent example of progressive rock, especially of the French scene, on par with the greats - Atoll, Shylock's Ile De Fievre, Pulsar Halloween, Arachnoid, Terpandre, and Artcane Odyssee. It took hints from the past and combined them to express something new and unique. Their music was spacey and atmospheric with that rare sense of professional restraint that only the classic symphonic groups had like PFM, Banco, or Ezra Winston. The result was a slightly jazzy and very spacious music of a fragile and delicate nature, yet with a sense of power that grows behind the complex musical structures. Throughout the four tracks, their melodies are very harmonically rich and refined, often with three parts from keys, sax, and guitar. This album is an essential, a classic that has surely stood the test of time."-Expose/Mike McLatchy
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  • UPC778578317218
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