Ex-Vagus — Ames Vagabondes
(Galileo Records LC 02968, 2006, CD)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2008-01-01Ex-Vagus is a French prog rock quintet (bass, drums, keyboards, vocals, and guitars) that would fit well in the Musea stable of French artists (Ange, Pulsar, etc.). Ames Vagabondes is their third release, the first on the Swiss prog rock label Galileo Records. Unlike their first two rock opera releases, the eight songs on Ames Vagabondes are a diverse collection of original tunes incorporating assorted elements such as astronomy and comic book characters (the Silver Surfer). In addition they perform an excellent cover of Christian Decamps' "Ici" as well as have him as a guest vocalist on "Le Cheval de Nebuleuses." Their impeccable orchestrations, melodic guitar solos, emotive French vocals, and mastering by none other than Jean Pascal Boffo make for an outstanding album and an enjoyable listening experience. This disc is sure to please any Exposé reader.
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