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MANEIGE is probably the Quebec band that epitomizes best the Quebec Prog boom from 74 to 79. Their music are probably one of the best example of what Fusion music can be by blending in classical and folk elements together with jazz tones the whole thing having a very progressive rock ideal and could also fit the chamber rock style. Their style can only be really compared to other Quebecois group as SLOCHE and OPUS-5.

They first got noticed by local music scene and press after repeatedly blowing off stage EKSEPTION on a local tour and were offered a recording contract by Harvest. The early albums were strongly directed by Jerome Langlois and Alain Bergeron using much of classical influences. The album best showing their early style is "Les Porches" is flawless and simply astounding in creativity for the times. However, due to musical directions difference Langlois will leave after this album and the music will become more jazz-tinged as Lapierre and Schetagne will take more musical composing roles. Their music will become gradually more percussive as each new album is released. After the live "Composite", the music will veer off in a more conventional jazz-rock style.

I simply cannot recommend more highly a much forgotten band that would deserve a better fate. All albums should not be that hard to find in vinyl as only three of them ever got released on CD. Please... pretty please (with sugar on it), look out for this band and I think almost no-one will regret it.

: : : Hugues Chantraine, BELGIUM : : :

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4.17 | 87 ratings
Maneige
1975
4.25 | 163 ratings
Les Porches
1975
4.15 | 78 ratings
Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle
1977
4.04 | 46 ratings
Libre Service - Self Service
1978
3.66 | 16 ratings
Montréal, 6AM
1980
2.33 | 11 ratings
Images
1983

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4.08 | 9 ratings
Composite
1979
4.00 | 2 ratings
Live Montréal 1974/1975
1998
4.15 | 15 ratings
Live À L'Évêché (1975)
2005
4.10 | 11 ratings
Les Porches Live
2006

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 Les Porches by MANEIGE album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.25 | 163 ratings

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Les Porches
Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
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3 stars In a very prolific year for Maneige, talking about 1975, the Canadian group recorded (again at Manta Studios in Toronto) and released a second album, entitled ''Les Posches''.Paul Picard and Denis Lapierre appear this time as guest musicians in the liner notes, while no less thah five additional members are credited in violin, trumpet and vocal duties.Among the names listed appears to be Raôul Duguay of the Chamber/Avant Jazz act L'Infonie.

The 19-min. suite ''Les porches de Notre Dame'' opens the album in a virtuosic way.This is intricate Folk/Psych/Symphonic Music with excellent use of pianos, flutes and trumpets, changing from melancholic themes to more adventurous territories, featuring extended interplays and smooth orchestral passages.The later part of the track is added some more energy after Duguay's vocals, evolving into a synth-based texture, which leads to an almost R.I.O.-esque ending theme with trumpets and electric guitars producing some good melodious soundscapes.The Classical nature of Maneige's music is even more strengthened through the short orchestral outro ''La grosse torche'' of side A.Another long suite will open the flipside, the almost 16-min. ''Les aventures de Saxinette et Clarophone''.The title says it all, this a more Fusion affair of Progressive Music with extended use of clarinets and saxophones, always delivered in a structured way, nicely supported by Jerome Langlois jazzy piano lines, and featuring decent interplays, although some of the performances sound a bit stretched.Again the ending of this piece is very close to adventurous R.I.O. with xylophones, clarinets and saxes in full collaboration with a quasi-Chamber atmosphere in general.''Chromo'' is a weird closer.Somewhere between traditional Folk and Jazz/Fusion, this one features a nice amount of breaks in short time, developing from flute-driven rhythms to dramatic textures with clavinets and saxes in evidence, very close to CONNIVENCE's delivery.

Although I prefer Maneige's excellent debut over this album, ''Les porches'' is an extremely professional release, maybe a bit too academic for some listeners, however there is a good amount of perfect executions and themes in here, that will satisfy even the average prog listener.Warmly recommended.

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Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Menswear
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5 stars For those who want a challenge.

Maneige (french pun for 'My Snow' but also 'Roundabout') is an almost experimental music specialist in the prog world. They were (and still are compared to 90% of today's bands) way ahead of their time with songs that are more fit for a documentary about insects and critters.When the piano is melodic, it's pure bliss, an absolute match in heaven of flute, saxomofone, bass and inventive percussion.

Maneige is a very graphic band in a musical way: they name their songs like 'Le Rafiot' which is french for a very old and clunky boat. Well the atmosphere they create is so close to being on an actual boat it's uncanny, you could use that soundtrack to a movie anytime. My hit parade of capable musicians had Gentle Giant, Anglagard, Balletto di Bronzo, Yezda Urfa and Gryphon amongst, but these guys are above all that. This is art way, way, way above the latter names of my list.

Quebec's progressive rock is without a doubt ahead of it's time. Maneige's love for classical pieces is obvious, but also they possess the need to go further into a genre that flirts with chamber music, baroque, experimental and modern classical music. If you dig deeper into Quebec's repertoire, you'll find stuff that makes you realize how passionnate and intelligent musicians from this province are. Those guys are exceptionnally talented, and yet, their jobs were maybe to teach youngsters like me the passion for sounds and textures. It's a crime to let those albums rot on the shelf!

Absolute masterpiece of a sunny afternoon, a snowstorm and strong Quebec beer.

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 Libre Service - Self Service by MANEIGE album cover Studio Album, 1978
4.04 | 46 ratings

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Libre Service - Self Service
Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Forth album from their catalogue released in 1978 named Libre service - self service is almost same in manner of composing with previous one, aswell shorter pieces but full of inventive passages. I guess I like this one more then previous album, maybe more then Les Porches, I don't know really why I'm more attached by the music offered here by the band. Overall polished sound, some untraditional instruments here like xylophone, marimba combined with the rest gives a very solid album to my ears. Flute again is important as guitar and keyboards, again an instrumental album. Maybe in places is little more accesible then previous album and maybe lighter in aproach but never the less a great album by Manaige that keeps the flag high in those dark years of prog late '70s. Another winner and I guess the last true great album by the band. 4 stars again. Maybe my fav Maneige album.

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 Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle  by MANEIGE album cover Studio Album, 1977
4.15 | 78 ratings

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Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle
Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Third album from this excellent band released in 1977 - Ni vent...ni nouvelle, this time the band optain for shorter pieces maybe because Jerome Langloisleft the band a year prior, he was the main composer of the band and the driving force for long eleborated compositions. Even this album is shorter with pieces all under 6 min, is no less intresting then Les porches. They infuse in the jazz fusion atmosphere lots of avant moments with some folk touches here and there becaus eof the use of the flute, and all album is instrumental. Not bad at all, maybe in places is even more intresting then some parts from previous album, at least for me. Not an easy album to listen, is quite complex with plenty of intresting moments. All pieces are at highest level, maybe those very mellow are not so attractive to me but no less inovative. Again 4 stars.

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4.25 | 163 ratings

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Les Porches
Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Maneige - one of the most intresting progressive/jazz fusion bands from Canada, more specific from Quebec zone and aswell one of the bands that deserves more attention from us. The second album from 1975 named Les Porches often considered their best release is a very fine work, jazz fusion with a clear direction towards avant prog with folk influences. Only 4 pieces, two of them quite long with adeventurous passages and very demanding arrangements. The musicianship is excellent for sure, with 3 keybordists, string section added folk influences with a pastoral feel over jazz fusion arrangements the result is this album is a winner.. From the next album they optain for shorter pieces and entirely instrumental. This album stands the test of time very well today showing what great and inventive music was in that part of the world. Not among my fav bands or album but for sure desearve 4 stars because the instrumental arrangements are great, I'm not so attached on vocals

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4.17 | 87 ratings

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Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars The debut from this great Canadian band.

Maneige is a very slow starting album which takes it's time to really get going. The emphasis is on avant-garde doodling at the beginning before the twentyone minutes long opening track Le Rafiot really comes to life. Half-life, that is. The emphasis is on a mix of pastoral folk rock and jazz. Fusion, but not as fusion used to be. And that is what the this album is. A fusion between jazz and folk music. Induce some classical music too and you get the sound of album.

I am not won over by this album, I have to admit. It has some great melody lines, but not many enough to really interest me that much. But it is a very creditable debut album and a very good one too. Hence my restricted praise for it.

3.5 stars

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4.15 | 78 ratings

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Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle
Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Warthur
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4 stars Steering a little closer to more traditional jazz fusion waters (with the barest hint of Canterbury here and there), Ni Vent Ni Nouvelle offers a somewhat more accessible variant of Maneige which will appeal to many fusion listeners. Despite the switch to focusing on shorter tracks, the band still manage to work in some symphonic prog stylings here and there - sufficient to justify the Yes/Roger Dean influenced cover art, at any rate. Alain Bergeron's flute playing is particularly touching this time around, and the band adeptly incorporate a string section into their sound. Not groundbreaking like its predecessors, but good fusion nonetheless.

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Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Warthur
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4 stars Turning their hand to an epic style of fusion which drifts heavily towards symphonic prog territory, Maneige here produce a unique and captivating album in which a dizzying interplay of keyboards (from no less than three keyboardists!) buoys up equally virtuoso performances from the rest of the band. Veering towards the sort of territory that would be explored by the ECM stable, as others have pointed out, this is a fascinating and forward-thinking album which still sounds fresh and new to this day, with plenty to offer fusion and symphonic prog fans alike. I defy anyone not to be captivated from the first haunting flute and piano lines on the opening track.

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Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Warthur
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4 stars Intriguing avant-leaning fusion album with the occasional spooky, dissonant section adding spice to the compositions, which otherwise lean more towards jazz than rock. I don't hear the Canterbury influence most others hear, but then again I don't detect the Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever or Weather Report influences of most other fusion bands of the era; Maneige's debut therefore establishes them as one of the true originals, coming up with their own unique fusion sound. This sound is delivered mainly by the prominence of flute and piano in the music - the flute, in particular, not having had much attention in fusion up to this point. An exceptionally strong debut for a cornerstone of the Quebequois prog scene.

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Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle
Maneige Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by João Paulo

5 stars A beautiful album from a Canadian band from seventies. Classified as a fusion jazz band, I think that have lots of calm and spacey parts with lots of flute and classic guitar sounds. This album is a fusion of several styles, without the predominance of one. Excellent work as musical and full of virtuosity, that made a very important part of great progressive rock made in Canadá in seventies. Not in Harmonium vein but it is not inferior to those. This album had several tools in their design such as saxophones, violins, cellos, which despite the classics to make modern music. It has few moments of improvisation unlike many jazz fusion groups, but even these moments are very melodious and nothing exaggerated. We are facing a masterpiece of the seventies, with a complex sound but very pleasing to the ear. The quality of the musicians and their high performance make this album deserves 5 ​​stars. Required for those who like to collect prog rock of the seventies

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