PRESENT (on 'Le Poison Qui Rend Fou') is
Roger Trigaux: guitars, Fender Rhodes piano
Alain Rochette: Yamaha CP-80 electric grand piano, piano, synthesizer
Daniel Denis: percussion
Marie-Anne Polaris: vocals
Ferdinand Philippot: electric bass ("Le Poison Qui Rend Fou")
Christian Genet: electric bass (Livry-Gargan, France)
The remastered and reissued albumsTriskaidekaphobie and Le Poison Qui Rend Fou have some BLISTERING guitar work by Roger, and great drumming by Daniel Denis. This puts both their great lps complete on one CD which contains the most intricate and roaring rock music since King Crimson's Fracture.
"The music is explosive, dramatic, and cathartic."- Audion
Founded in 1979, the Belgian band is widely acknowledged and celebrated as one of the leading lights of the Rock In Opposition (R.I.O.) / avant-progressive / Chamber Rock scene, notable for producing genre-transcendent, non-commercial music outside (“in opposition to”) the mainstream music industry. Cuneiform Records, one of the leading and longtime international supporters of Rock in Opposition music, is now reissuing Present’s first two studio albums, 1980’s Triskaidekaphobie and 1985’s Le Poison Qui Rend Fou, as two separate CD releases, each accompanied by a wealth of bonus material. The new CD reissues feature each studio album plus bonus live material by Present, including previously unseen archive concert footage; and CD booklets featuring historical photographs, interviews, and in-depth biographies of the band’s early days written by historian Aymeric Leroy and Renato de Moraes.
Both albums have been freshly re-transferred and remastered from the original master tapes, and the live material much improved, by Present’s sound engineer, and an acclaimed producer and mastering expert in his own right, Udi Koomran. Specially conducted, in-depth interviews with Roger Trigaux and past members of Present, notably Daniel Denis and Alain Rochette, provide revealing insights into the genesis of the band and its music, along with previously unseen photos. Featuring studio and live recordings by one of avant-music’s most legendary bands, performing works that should be credited as some of the most significant, boundary-defying comp....... więcej