Caricatures (Ange album)

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Caricatures
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Studio album by Ange
Released 1972
Recorded at Studio Davout, Editions Chappell.
Genre Progressive rock
Length40:23
Label Philips, Éditions Chappell
Producer Philips, Claude Bibonne
Ange chronology
Caricatures
(1972)
Le Cimetière des arlequins
(1973)

Caricatures is the first album by the French progressive rock band Ange, released in 1972. [1]

Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s. Initially termed "progressive pop", the style was an outgrowth of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard pop traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz, folk, or classical music. Additional elements contributed to its "progressive" label: lyrics were more poetic, technology was harnessed for new sounds, music approached the condition of "art", and the studio, rather than the stage, became the focus of musical activity, which often involved creating music for listening, not dancing.

Ange French band

Ange is a French progressive rock band formed in September 1969 by the Décamps brothers, Francis (keyboards) and Christian.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Biafra 80 (Introduction)" (F. Décamps) – 3:50
  2. "Tels quels" (C. & F. Décamps/C. Décamps) – 6:55
  3. "Dignité" (F. Décamps/R.Lombardo) – 9:35
  4. "Le soir du diable" (J.M. Brézovar/C. Décamps) – 4:32
  5. "Caricatures" (F. Décamps/C. Décamps) – 12:46
  6. "Biafra 80 (Final)" (F. Décamps) – 2:22

Personnel

Electric guitar electrified guitar; fretted stringed instrument with a neck and body that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings. The pickup generally uses electromagnetic induction to create this signal, which being relatively weak is fed into a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker(s), which converts it into audible sound.

Acoustic guitar type of guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound. This typically involves the use of a sound board and a sound box to strengthen the vibrations of the strings. In standard tuning the guitar's six strings are tuned (low to high) E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4.

Flute musical instrument of the woodwind family

The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel–Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones. A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, flautist, flutist or, less commonly, fluter or flutenist.

Release history

Date Format Label Catalog
[1]
1972LP Philips 6332 066
1973LP, Reissue Philips 6325 181
1998CD, Reissue Concord FGBG 4201.AR

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References

  1. 1 2 "Ange (4) - Caricatures (LP, Album) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-09-22.