- Audio CD (August 21, 2003)
- Original Release Date: January 1, 2000
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Musea
- ASIN: B0000C8XLI
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,167,419 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
After APHRODITES CHILD, VANGELIS and SOCRATES during the Seventies, Greece is once again waking up to Progressive rock. The leading band of this new generation, LA TULIPE NOIRE is a classically composed quintet. This talented line-up performs a refined and quiet Progressive rock that develops baroque and solemn melodies. The Singer IMAs clear and pure vocals can remind of that of Virginia ASTLEY. S. KONTAKISs guitar sounds like David GILMOURs whereas ALIXs keyboards weave quiet layers that marvellously complete precious and melancholic themes. As for the rhythm section, assured by drummer Nick KASSAVETIS and bassist HYDE, it is definitely solid. Leaving somehow aside the MARILLION inherited influences, "Shattered Image" (1999) is able to develop an original sound. Quickly pick this rare flower, it will nicely decorate your secret garden devoted to Progressive rock...