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HARMONIUM

Harmonium

 

Symphonic Prog

3.60 | 156 ratings

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Ziraffe
4 stars Harmonium's eponym debut album is a total classic piece of art in Quebec. It is believed that every house in Quebec did have his own copy of the vinyl version of this album. As it was said before, it is not really prog-oriented but more folk. The feeling around the album is about having fun playing music . Songs are fairly simple when listened too, but they get a little bit heavier when you try to play them. Most people don't even know that drums (except bass drums) where used only on the first track. That said, do you really need drums with those incredible rythms guitars?

Harmonium, Pour un instant (For a moment) and Un musicien parmi tant d'autres (A musician among so many others) are songs that are very known for still playing on radio nowadays.

The interesting fact about Harmonium, and especially about this album are the chords that are being used. Most of the songs use the same chords sometimes on different capo positions but still. Added to those pentatonic arranged chords are added some completely crazy chords which the feeling of harmony you hear when you listen closely.

This first album is not quoted 5 stars because it is not pure prog. Otherwise, it would be for the major importance it had outside of the music but what that meant politically and culturally for quebec province.

Ziraffe | 4/5 |

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