Opus-5 - Volume 1: Contre Courant CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.17 | 51 ratings

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5 stars Yet another satisfying record!

This band fell under the radar, even for me, and it's my province! Wow, the progressive scene of the 70's in Quebec is stunning. The quality is as high (if not higher) as Maneige, Sloche and Et Cetera. They share a same timeline, and therefore a similarity in terms of writing and vocal style. Not to be repelled, Racicot's vocals are humble and pleasant (with reverb and delay) yet not spectacular. But the musical performance is top notch with grand piano and flute gracefully intertwined like two lovers. With winks here and there to Novalis, Gentle Giant and Harmonium, I am under their spell.

It's an impressive record to play in front of connoisseurs, and it's a fun-a-plenty to look at their frowns searching for what is playing.

An underdog gem, pure out of nowhere, with skills and complexity.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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