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SI ON AVAIT BESOIN D'UNE CINQUIÈME SAISON

Harmonium

 

Symphonic Prog

4.38 | 919 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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4 stars 8/10

"Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquieme Saison" is an album of timeless beauty.

It's rare to find music this beautiful. I couldn't believe my ears. A timeless masterpiece, one of the best progressive rock albums of 1975. So obscure to the great audience, it's just a shame that this band didn't get as much attention as other prog bands.

the style is very peculiar: played mainly with acoustic guitar, flute, and at times mellotron, but there is no form of drumming or even of percussion at all. Let's not forget the great voice of the singer and the choir that accompanies it some times. "Si on Avait..." is a delicate, beautiful masterpiece, the hymn to nature, spring, and joy (even though sometimes it get's kind of creepy, with the use of he threatening sounding mellotron, imposing with great style and in a very fascinating way.

The first songs four songs are so beautiful, so delicate, fun to listen to, with a nice baroque style in many points. There is also a unique intensity that characterizes the songs, I still can't believe it.

the last song is something different. Beautiful in it's own way, the seventeen minute "Histories Sans Paroles" an instrumental track that with it's always changing moods and atmospheres gives us emotions that still remain after thirty five years.

To sum up, a masterpiece that rarely a band is able to create, a piece of music that everybody should listen to, not only prog fans.

EatThatPhonebook | 4/5 |

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