Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquième Saison CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.37 | 965 ratings

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5 stars This album grabs you by the throat right from the first spin.....absolutely fantastic and deeply, deeply emotionak music...is what Harmonioum producing.

I must say that I rarely hear albums where there are no drums used, but only accoustic guitars, mellotron, flute and vocals...bass is only used occasionally....so the somgs are rather soft...and more going on like a tidal waterstream that foinds its way through a gorge....but never clatters down like a waterfall.....but keeps on streaming.....suddle.

The music is sensitive and touching...dreamy and extremely atmospheric....and although songs are long (and many have commented on the somewhat jazzy edge from time to time I must say that I din't have that feeling....I rather keep on thinking the incluences are rather classical....especially the constant way of using the more senstive keys....the higher keys instead of the lower ones, certainly contrubutes to that. This is certainly no band for the bombastic Prog lovers as ELP or Yes, but more an album for the dreamers amongst us...an album that often reminds me of the soft side of Genesis and the suddlety that only Hackett can give to a accoustic guitar....The Mellotron gets never agressive as so many prog songs become....its not like In The Court Of The Crimson King, but more used as suddle background to support the other instruments as lets say The Sailor's tale...or Aisle Of Plenty...

Perhaps thats ultimatly what makes this album so beautifull.. instruments are all holding back and only show their soft side...all supporting each other but in the end create a really beautiffull harmonic melody....

It will be diffucult to hear something like this....somewhere else....

Daniel1974nl | 5/5 |


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