Selfishness : Source of War & Violence
Mastered by Nancy Matter at Moonlight Mastering, Austin, USA
10 songs, 65 m 17s
Genre of music: rock / prog rock / soft progmetal /symphonic rock
This is second solo album from Robert Bériau, also a prog-rock concept album, the lyrics and the music decry the abyss that exists between rich and poor countries, and how every personnal gesture is so important. Flute-driven melody, sober use of mellotron, phaser sax and acoustic guitar, dark piano talking to synthetizers and electric guitar, the melodies are somewhere very complex... but always in harmony.
Several musicians were invited to contribute to this album:
•Catherine Denis Gagnon - mezzo-soprano coloratura from Canada ( back vocals )
•Elad Fish - drummer from Los Angeles
•Lee Levin – drummer from Miami (he played with major artists as Christina Aguilara, Barbra Streisand, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira)
Falling Back To Where I Began
Mastered by Renée Marc Aurele at SNB Mastering, Montreal, Canada
8 Songs, 63m24s
Genre of music: art rock / progressive rock/ alternative (instrumental)
“Falling back to where I began” is a instrumental symphonic prog album ( but the presence of nice melody lines replaces vocals very well), very spacey and mystical songs make reference to major events in everybody’s life. This is really a concept album as all pieces go together with the same music, sound line and “mood”. It offers a pretty dosage of synthetizer, acoustical piano and guitar, electric guitar with special effects (routed sometimes within synthetizers) and a subtile use of saxophones that reflects Van der Graaf Generator influence into Robert's music.
Bériau International Records