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SI ON AVAIT BESOIN D'UNE CINQUIÈME SAISON

Harmonium

 

Symphonic Prog

4.39 | 917 ratings

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Zac M
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5 stars I think I can safely say that this is one of my all time favorite albums ever. Within the course of one week, I had listened to this album around twenty times, and that's no exaggeration. I have just listened to this album again twice just now, and it still hasn't worn off on me. It still remains as beautiful as the first (or maybe second) time I heard itm no lie. Hugues is exactly right in his explanation of the sensation that this album brings upon you. You do get chills, at least I did and still do, every time I hear it. Indeed, this is perfection made human (sorry to borrow your words Hugues ;)).

I cannot think of one weak spot on this whole entire album. It seems like everything is there for a reason. Each individual track has it's own character, as one would expect, each referring to a season, and the epic being about the fifth season. Sure, this album is mostly acoustic; there are no drums, no electric guitar solos, or anything like that. In this case, none of that is needed. The beauty that this album evokes is more important than anything else. Everything is coherent and flowing, but still very original.

This is an essential listen for everyone, Prog fan or not. I think that the only person who could not like such a wonderous album must be cold because what we have here is a product of emotions and beauty. The lead singer, Serge Fiori (at least I'm pretty sure he's the lead singer), has one of the most beautiful voices ever, regardless of genre. If you have not heard this album, you are really missing out. Do yourself a huge favor and check this masterpiece out. It's definitely a required listen in my book. No doubt in my mind, this album deserves 5 stars.

Zac M | 5/5 |

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