Quidam – Quidam (1996)

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If you’re a prog fan looking for the cream of the nineties progressive releases then add Poland’s QUIDAM to your list. Influenced by MARILLION and CAMEL, this band elegantly blends harmonies, refined arrangements and diversity of orchestrations (keyboards, cello, flute, oboe, strings).

The neo prog style guitar playing is interlaced with haunting flute, cello that evokes depth, female vocals and keyboards that give an orchestral fullness to the music. Their style is a melodic, text-based (female vocals) symphonic rock. The rhythms intensify, the symphonic keyboard textures thicken and the electric guitar plays long melancholic notes. QUIDAM is certainly the main and most appreciated act to have emerged from this field, with ABRAXAS and COLLAGE.

Genre: Neo-Progressive
Origin: Poland

Studio Album, released in 1996

Track Listings

1. Sanktuarium (8:57)
2. Choæbym (7:05)
3. Bajkowy (3:42)
4. G³êboka Rzeka (8:03)
5. Nocne Widziad³a (7:21)
6. Niespe³nienie (9:44)
7. Warkocze (4:07)
8. Bij¹ce Serca (1:53)
9. P³onê (14:09)

(In English)
1. Sanctuary 8:57
2. If I Ever… 7:05
3. Like A Fairytale 3:42
4. Deep River 8:03
5. Night Visions 7:21
6. Unfulfilled 9:44
7. Plaits 4:07
8. Beating Hearts 1:53
9. I’m Burnin’ 14:09

Total Time: 67:01

Line-up/Musicians

– Emila Derkowska / vocals, backing vocal, cello, flute
– Ewa Smarzyñska / flutes
– Zbyszek Florek / piano, keyboards
– Maciek Meller / guitars
– Rafa³ Jermakow / drums, percussion
– Radek Sholl / bass guitar

Guest Musicians:

– Monika Margielewska / oboe (1,7)
– Kamila Kamiñska / backing vocals (4)
– Mirek Gil / guitar solo (2)

2 Responses to “Quidam – Quidam (1996)”

  1. MarkProg Says:

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  2. Sounds really interesting – Thanks for the review

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