法国前摇团体Arachnoid1970年成立于巴黎。成员有Patrick Woindrich (bass, guitar, vocals), Nicolas Popowski (guitar, vocals), François Faugières (modified Farfisa organ, mellotron, vocals), Pierre Kuti (acoustic piano, Fender electric piano, MS 10, Korg synthesizers), Bernard Minig (drums), Marc Meryl (lead vocals, tambourine)。
Maybe the very best of the French one-shots, Arachnoid's 1979 self-titled album is a masterpiece, brimming over in intensity and plain good taste. Very Crimsonesque, and often symphonic, yet not in the normally associated way, the album is extremely original and likeable, with a full sound not normally associated with the French. A must!
One-shot French band from around 1976, heavily influenced by mid-period Crimson, yet still uniquely french sounding, instrumental with dual keys and blistering guitar, sometimes very strange and unique sounding, but overall it's nothing to write home about.
Ha, this is distinctly French, developed kind of mellowness. Mixture between Ange and KC? Maybe. Although it doesn' t sound all that mellow, but that's because here one can hear more dissonances than on all GG's and KC middle period albums together. Superb stuff. It's fairly dissonant but on the softer side. Sometimes I can imagine "I Talk to the Wind" with tritonuses would sound like that. Great!!!! Through and through progressive and unique, much better than other french bands. Hard to define, perhaps blending of early and middle period KC with Bartok or Stravinsky in a very wide environment. Sometimes it sounds very dark, almost like Univers Zero. I tried it with space cookies, but not succeeded to put it through. Highly recommended for all adventurous progsters. -- Nenad Kobal
01. Le Chamadère
02. Piano Caveau
03. In the Screen Side of Your Eyes
04. Toutes Ces Images
05. La Guêpe
06. L'Adieu Au Pierrot
08. L'Hiver (Les Quatre Saisons de l'Enfer 1ère Partie) (Live)
09. Le Pierrot (Live Version)
10. L'Adieu (Live Version)
11. Piano Caveau (Instrumental & Different Mix)