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




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4.35 | 1349 ratings

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5 stars Ah, les Canadiens nouvellement; très bon!

This album is a much more elaborated and developed Harmonium work if compared with their debut and previous album. Now the production is fine and certain arrangement flaws disappeared.

Everything combines well: the singing and vocals, the instrumentation, the orchestration. For those that missed the keyboards in their first album, now there's a lot of them, but the flute and the acoustic guitar remain. The general rule is awesome!

The songs:

'Vert', opens greatly the album, a sweet flute provides the tunes for this beautiful song. A deserved splendid singing and playing for a splendid music.

'Dixie', pleasant with a funny climate going from vaudeville to folk.

'Depuis l'automne' is a real great progressive song, although Harmonium have a style of their own it is obvious that some influence from other progressive bands was gathered. The result is catchy, appreciable.

'En pleine face', is another great track where all functions near perfection. And the band's personality is clearly stamped here: the vocal, the instruments - that accordion sound is impressive.

'Histoires sans paroles', the magic moment of the album, maybe the greatest musical piece of the band. Along more than 17 delightful minutes we catch a glimpse of everything Harmonium did, a combination of folk, ballad, soft rock with spices of experimentalism and psychedelism put in a way that one cannot forget.

Enfin, a MASTERPIECE. Total: 5.

Atkingani | 5/5 |


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