Describing the music from "Rituals" is a bit difficult since it is a mix of classical writing, jazz evocations and world colorations. ‘Crossover’ would best characterize this style. But also ‘scenographic’ or ‘cinematic’ are suitable qualifiers.
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Rituals : scenographic music by Claude E. Janssens
Claude Janssens :
bass clarinet, tenor trombone, alto saxophone, trumpet or flugelhorn, electric guitar, synthesizers (& some choirs)
Margaret Hermant, Jean-François Durdu, Marine Horbacewski : violin, viola, cello
François Henri-Aubin : piano
Patrick Burton & Baudouin Liénart : bass synth & bass guitar
Patrick Burton & various sampled Musicians : percussion synth, frame drum & percussions samples
under the name of "The Janssens Flexible Ensemble" (variable geometry orchestra)
Mastering : Christian Martin at Attic Studio, Brussels Cover design by Miles Janssens (www.minutemood.be)