NiL - Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai (Forty Days In The Sinai)

Year of Release: 2003
Label: NiL Records
Catalog Number: NiL03
Format: CD
Total Time: 62:58:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's March 9, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

A blend of Jade Warrior and King Crimson with hints of Änglagård, this French group treads everywhere from soothing melodiousness to sudden attacks of metal. On this great disc, you never know where a song will ultimately end up. Specifically, Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai is the kind of music that offers a new revelation with every listen. A concept album delving into Egyptian mythology, you can expect all the earmarks of classic prog, from mellotron washes to complex instrumental interplay, dynamic arrangements, and shifting meters. Some cool artwork, too (see below). Highly recommended!

From inside Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai's CD booklet.

Inside Nil

Acte I (36:16) / Acte II (26:42)

David Maurin - prepared guitars, flute, gong, bass clarinet
Samuel Maurin - bass, stick, voice, Aegyptian incantations
Benjamin Croizy ? synthesizers, mellotron, church organ, Hammond organ, piano, MS 20, timpani
Frank Niebel - drums, percussion

Additional musicians:

Roselyn Berthet - vocals, ethereal voices
Eric Vedovati - vocals
Samy Cyr - ethereal voices
Anne Cayrol - cello
Hervé Franconi - soprano saxophone
Francois Pernel - harp
Audrey Casella - narrator

Nil (1999)
Nocturnes (1999)
Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai (2003)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin FR

Added: March 9th 2003
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

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Language: english


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