Red Queen to Gryphon Three is a concept album around the game of chess. The music, which frequently evokes a medieval mood, blends and alternates among baroque, renaissance, English folk and progressive rock music styles. Themes are presented, developed and recapitulated in the style of Classical music.
- "Opening Move" (Gulland, Harvey, Oberlé, Taylor) – 9:42
- "Second Spasm" (Gulland, Taylor) – 8:15
- "Lament" (Gulland, Nestor, Taylor) – 10:45
- "Checkmate" (Gulland, Harvey, Oberlé, Taylor) – 9:50
- Richard Harvey – Keyboards, recorders, Krumhorn
- Brian Gulland – bassoon, Krumhorns
- Dave Oberlé – Drum kit, drums, percussion, tymps
- Graeme Taylor – guitars
- Philip Nestor – bass guitar
Formed by keyboardist/drummer Didier Le Gallic, Flamen Dialis explores structured, abstract electronic patterns combined with "collage" sounds, acoustic elements (cello, flute.) and a theatrical sense of composition. There's a constant use of diverse vintage synth equipments. Published in 1978, Symptone-Dei is a reference in avant rock improvisations with electronic sounds. This band is sometimes compared to a "cosmic" version of Magma with lot of Mellotrons.