|2006||Musea Paralelle||MP 3059|
Their sound is tremendously related to the typical French Symphonic Progressive School, especially in its 70’s leanings to which Sarcasme directs most of its sound, in a clear retro attitude. Therefore this bands sound can be easily connected to the music of Ange (the vocal style of Christian Décamps is many times used) and Pulsar and Mona Lisa can also be points of reference when talking about the most renowed bands from the main style is band is adopting. Yet some Guilmouresque guitar leads can draw the listener to more Floydish fields, while the flute may sound like something that Focus could have done. Finally, the harder guitar parts may remind you of something that Deep Purple could have explored some decades ago.
This results in an album that while mixing many influences, is balanced and interesting. Especially if you are into the most pure form of Vintage French Sympho.
Sarcasme is capable of creating well constructed music, where the guitar and the flute take lead roles and the vocals add an emotional depth that can grab the listener throughout the whole duration of the album. While some ideas could have been better explored, the compositions are still interesting and enjoyable.
This is a band and an album that will be of interest to those who identify themselves with the style and bands that were aforementioned, especially those belonguing to the same country of origin of this Sarcasme.