Switzaerland Psychedelic/Progressive Rock project Alpenstock published the official video for the track “A Dream” taken from new album “Boudu Story” out on August 31, 2023. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
As the name suggests, this album is telling us the story of Boudu. His journey begins at the karmas office where he receives the objective to spend his life doing absolutely nothing as a human rights civil servant. pretty self explanatory, right?
Musically this record truly is a blast from the past, in the best way possible.
We will find ourselves somewhere inbetween Jethro Tull, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd, just to name a few.
Due to a set of unlucky and lucky circumstances, Charles (the mastermind behind Alpenstock) managed to give us access to the music he had stored in his mind for 50 years. Hell yeah!
The album was recorded November/December ’22 at Powerplay Studios, Maur ZH Switzerland
Recording engineer, mix & master by Reto Muggli
Artwork by Carolina Restrepo (ateliervisuel.com)
Born in 1952 in Lausanne, Charles de Ribaupierre started his musical journey in 1967, playing in Royal System, After Storm, Phallus and Flight.
Until the late 70’s he developed his personal music style and a taste for Psychedelic and Prog Rock.
In 1983 he created the STOP Orchestra which released one 7″ single.
And now, after decades of silence, he’s back to tell us the story of Boudu!
Purchase the album on Bandcamp: https://alpenstock.bandcamp.com/album/boudu-story
- The Spiritual World (2:07)
- Boudu Story (3:51)
- Boudu’s Journey (4:15)
- Bachelor (4:06)
- A Dream (4:16)
- The Hell’s Sins Key, Pt. 1 (3:40)
- Love Is Love (5:09)
- The Hell’s Sins Key, Pt. 2 (4:08)
- Mystical End (6:06)
- Back In The Spiritual World (2:58)
Charles de Ribaupierre / Composition, lyrics, lead vocals
Oliver Keller / Guitar
Marcel Waldburger / Keyboard and Organ
Marco Blöchlinger / Bass Guitar
Christian Niederer / Drums
Tanja Dankner, Daniela Sarda, Nyssina Swerissen / Backing Vocals
Cyrill Camenzind / Speaker (Tracks 1, 10)