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Harmonium - Si on avait besoin d'une cinquième saison CD (album) cover




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4.35 | 1457 ratings

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5 stars I never thought I would give something in French a good review!

It has been awhile since I have really described an album this way, I usually look into an album in such a way as to find the skillful instrumentation, or innate progginess of an album. A great album will get my praise as "excellent" or "masterful". But I find myself calling this album like it is-simply put, this album is beautiful. Sure, the music is impeccably done, and masterfully produced, but above all, it is just breathtakingly pleasing to listen to. The album is a theme of seasons, as the translated title (If One Needed A Fifth Season, or sometimes referred to as "Les Cinq Saisons (the five seasons)). Each song participates. Vert is spring, Dixie summer, Depuis L'automne is autumn, En Piene is winter, and Histories Sans Paroles is the fifth season.

"Vert" (or Green in English) has some excellent flute on it, sweet and beautiful, setting the tone for the album. The vocals hit you, they are French! But you probably already knew that, and what excellent French it is! Amazing, absolutely amazing, wonderful song!

"Dixie" (Summer) is catchy, and really compliments the album well. The piano is really highlighted as skillful here, and sets more tones of sweetness. It is short, but very, very well done.

"Depuis l'automne" (or Since the autumn) is the album at its finest, with very touching, pretty (yes, I used it as a description again, it is what it is) instrumental. It is my favorite of the album, an excellent song and deeply emotional (at least in nature, as I have no idea what the lyrics mean).

"En Piene" face (on full face) is also a great song, and uses some of the best harmony voice on the album, really superb.

"Histories Sans Paroles" (Histories Without Words) is also great, in the same way as the rest. It continues some of the theme of the album.

Quite the album, a must for everyone. Si On Avait Besoin D'une 5ième Saison is everything to love about prog, with a little barber shop quartet action thrown in for good measure. Amazing, and once again, the main goal was simple, to be beautiful.

Scapler | 5/5 |


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