Murder in the Cathedral - Afraid of

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"Murder In The Cathedral is a French band that plays guitar driven acid rock that struck me as a cross between Bevis Frond, Cream, and Jefferson Airplane. The music has a great raw jamming sound that will transport you back to the Fillmore of 1968. The band is a trio (though there's lots of dual guitar) and includes Stephane Moru on guitars and vocals, Pascal Moru on bass and keyboards, and Gilles Lepron on drums. " This is the band's second album.... The band explores the paisley spectrum even further on their instrumental tracks. "Acid Sea" has a guitar melody that is cosmically floating but still raw. The music is like a majestic psych overture that doesn't just jam but really develops. I would have liked to see it evolve beyond its four minutes. "Pagan Mass" is a tripped out psych tune that will transport you to the bazaars of the ancient Middle East with guitar solos and tribal percussion that journey deep into the cosmos. "Chaotic Meditations" is melodic in an acid drenched way and loaded with wah-wah. Like "Acid Sea" this track has more thematic development than the others and is less raw bordering more on instrumental complexity, though still firmly in the psychedelic realm. In summary, Murder In the Cathedral contains some gorgeous psychedelia for those who like raw jamming psych from musicians who can actually play."-Aural-Innovations.com

"Amazingly underrated French neo-psychedelic band. Arisen from the ashes of The Heretic Dreams, Murder in the Cathedral was founded in the beginning of the '90s by brothers Stephane (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Pascal Moru (bass, keyboards) and drummer Gilles Lepron. Influenced by new groups like Plasticland, Prisoners, and in the tradition of 13th Floor Elevators, Chocolate Watchband or Plastic Cloud, the boys tried to create their own sound. Their first eponymous album (included as a bonus album on this CD), released in 1996, shows a mixture of guitar-oriented neo-psych in the vein of Plastic Cloud, Morgen and Grateful Dead. It consists of 8 titles, instrumental pieces alternating with vocal ones (sung in English). It was very positively received in the neo-psychedelic underground and the limited edition of 500 was sold out within a few months. 2nd album Afraid Of... saw the light of day in 1999. Now the music is much more structured and contains less jam-like passages. According to the reviewers, the crucial sound influences range from The Byrds to Bevis Frond, combining the San Francisco acid sound of the '60s with Oriental sounds. Again the album (limited edition of 500) was sold out within a few months. Although Long Hair is specialized in psychedelic/progressive music of the '60s and early '70s, we would like to present all lovers of psychedelic music this outstanding band. All titles are digitally remastered from original tapes. Booklet comes with extensive personal liner notes by guitar player and singer Stephane Moru including rare and unseen photos."
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