LAURENCE VANAY-GATE WAY EVENING COLOURS, LP, 1975, FRANCE MP3/Flac


Following Jim's post from way back in 2007 of this spellbinding French artist's debut outing Galaxies, here's Jacqueline Thibault's (wife of famed early Magma member and producer Laurent Thibault) quietly devastating follow-up under this male pseudonym. Gate Way Evening Colours carries forward the spirit of her first in high fashion. As mentioned in the text accompanying Jim's post, her fellow French sympho-proggers in Catharsis would be an obvious point of reference for the often dewily shimmering, restrained and mysterious species of prog beguilement on hand, but so too would fellow French unit Wapassou as this negotiates zones of darkly magisterial wonderment, with some of the ecstatic peaks achieved on the more rock-centric B-side even being akin to the Quebecois dark prog godhead of Franck Dervieux's Dimension M.

Note: link removed as this is soon due for reissue on Lion Productions