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SOMBRE REPTILE is a Jazz Rock/ Fusion band from Bordeaux, France. The debut studio album released in 2001, "In Strum Mental", featured Jean-Paul Dedieu on keyboards, Michel Dedieu on guitars and Pim Focken on percussion, and guest musician Charly Berna also played drums. The Dedieu brothers formed the band in 1977 with the sampler "Enchantement", produced by the Musea label in the Eighties. It took twenty five years before their debut would see the light of day, an instrumental album dominated by keyboards.

Four years later, "Le Repli Des Ombres" was released with guitars reminiscent of Allan Holdsworth, six instrumentals with ambient, dreamy atmospheres with melancholy passages of keys and guitars. Chris Birkett (Sinead O'Connor, Bob Geldof) mixed the sound which is of an excellent quality. The third studio album was released in 2012 "Timeless Island".

Influences of SOMBRE REPTILE include Red-era KING CRIMSON, as well as the sound of FRIPP & ENO.

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2.86 | 7 ratings
In Strum Mental
3.08 | 12 ratings
Le Repli Des Ombres
3.73 | 11 ratings
Timeless Island
3.00 | 2 ratings
For A Dreamer ...

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