Rock Fantasia Opus 9
01. Rock-opus 7 (5:39)
02. Sous-Titre (2:10)
03. Berceuse Gratinee (2:24)
04. Prefixe et Danse (3:32)
05. Allemandes (2:21)
06. Concerto Pour un Minot (5:37)
07. Invitation (3:04)
08. Rock-opus 1 (7:13)
09. Cantate 147 (3:54)
10. Extrait (1:51)
- Alain Carbonaire / organs & piano, acoustic guitar, lyre, bass-tenor psaltery
- Bernard Maitre / synthesizers, dulcimer, xylophone
- Gilles Michault-Bonnet / flute & saxophone
- Michel Richard / electric guitar, soprano psaltery
- Alain Demeusy / bass (of Iris)
- Jean-Pierre Garbin / drums (ex-Ange)
- Jean-Marie Hausser / drums
WURTEMBERG is the musical project of instrument-maker Alain CARBONARE. If you don't know this name, he is best known internationally for the making and playing of his own "traditional" style instruments, the dulcimer, psaltery, lyre, among others. The group places a heavy emphasis on sophisticated arrangements, as nice parts on acoustic guitar and authentic medieval stringed instruments.
The music on "Rock Fantasia Opus 9", only CD of this French band, is totally instrumental fusing classical, renaissance music, French folk and progressive rock. The music is calm and breezy, with a lot of air between the strings and piano. For fans of bands such as CLEARLIGHT, GRYPHON, early AFTER CRYING, MALICORNE, and MINIMUM VITAL. An essential addition to any collection of French symphonic music. GOOD STUFF, so don't miss it!
Wurtemberg is basically a rock band trying to make a middle age, acoustic folk music and the result is very astonishing and perfectly relevant. The leader of this French musical "tribe", Alain Carbonaire is a multi -instrumentalist who successes here to make us sensitive to a large range of acoustic, traditional instruments of the middle age, renaissance period. Each composition offers a very pleasant mood, alternating different musical evocations from the past. However in spite of bringing so many acoustic elements the work is dominated by a rather basic rock structure (sometimes old dated) just as if the enchanting, dancing flute lines try to raise the music to a higher level. The omnipresence of the piano gives a "neo classical", "symphonic" touch to the ensemble. Not bad at all!! A real must for lovers of Malicorne and others.