Finnegans Wake is a belgian RIO/Avant-Prog band.
from http://www.fazzulmusic.ch/english/finneganswake.php :
Wake was founded in 1993 by Henry Krutzen and Alain Lemaître, in Brussels,
Belgium. The idea was to make progressive rock with influences from the 70s
Canterbury Bands and modal jazz. Soon it turned out to be more influenced by
contemporary classical music and electronics. After two first albums on Mellow
Rec., FW moved to Musea/Gazul, Carbon-7 and finally to AltrOck italian
production label. As Henry Krutzen moved to Brazil in 2001, the band had some
group changes : keyboardist Jean-Louis Aucremanne left and guitarist Alexandre
Moura-Barros entered the band. This new experience oriented furthermore the
band's directions into "chamber rock", which was even more developed
with the arrival, in 2007, of Marcílio Onofre on piano and keyboards. Richard
Redcrossed wrote all lyrics of the albums until "4th" and was
Finnegans Wake singer on "Pictures" and "4th". See Richard
page on Myspace. After Richard Redcrossed,
Xóchil Schütz wrote the lyrics of the "Blue" album.
Johnson entered in 2007; he has a master in music and is flute/recorder
professor at the University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil). Alexandre Johnson
took part of many projects, from classical works to Brazilian instrumental music
and North-eastern folk music. His latest project, to be released, is about bossa
nova, "frevo" and "chorinho" pieces.
Krutzen produced solo works, initiated with the 1980 "Silances"
concrete experimental work, his Canterbury-like "Iceland" CD on Mellow
Rec, classical piano pieces with "Che Vuoi?", chamber music with
minimalism influences on the double "Play La Chance" and two
electronics projects under the name Xeno.
Onofre is an active Brazilian composer, pianist and music theorist. For complete
Markus Stauss is a swiss saxophonist who entered the band in 2009.
|1||finnegans wake: yellow
(1994, cd, ??, mellow mmp 256)
|2||finnegans wake: green
(1998, cd, ??, mellow mmp 321)
|3||finnegans wake: pictures
(2001, cd, ??, gazul / musea ga 8649 AR)
|4||finnegans wake: 4th
(2004, cd, bel, carbon-7 c7 071/072)
|5||finnegans wake: blue
(2008, cd, italy, altrock alt-006)
wake: the bird
and the sky above
(2010, cd, switzerland, fazzul music fm 0828)