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L' ENGOULEVENT

Prog Folk • Canada


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Formed by Michel McLean (who was half of trad folk duo Les Karrik in the early 70's), in 76, and having worked with Conventum members, L'Engoulevent came to the form of a acoustic quartet with McLean's folk influence laced with Moreau's classical training, creating an interesting progressive folk rock hovering between Connivance, Conventum , Breche, CANO and a few more. Recorded in Octobre 77, their first album was one of the first release of ultra rare label Le Tamanoir and feature guest musicians from Maneige and some excellent choirs. While they apparently recorded another album (La Marche Des Rennes), it was never released due to label complications, the group rebounded by written on commission a children folk rock album, which was released under the name of Etoifilan, but it is a full-fledged L'Engoulevent album. The group did not survive much longer and went their separate ways. Hopefully, someday that missing album will see the light of day.



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Typical quebec progressive folk



Discography:

L'Ile Ou Vivent Les Loups - 77
Etoifilan - 79
L'Ile Ou Vivent Les Loups/Etoifilan - 06

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3.30 | 8 ratings
L'Ile Ou Vivent Les Loups
1977
3.09 | 4 ratings
Etoifilan
1979
4.03 | 6 ratings
L'Ile Ou Vivent Les Loups/Etoifilan
2006

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 L'Ile Ou Vivent Les Loups/Etoifilan by ENGOULEVENT, L' album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.03 | 6 ratings

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L'Ile Ou Vivent Les Loups/Etoifilan
L' Engoulevent Prog Folk

Review by le orme

4 stars Excellent debut and "final" (not counting etoifilan which was actually an audio track to a kids book) for this quebec prog folk band. Excellent musicianship on the part of Pierre Moreau and Françoise Turcotte, who in a sense hold the music together while the others experiment. There are symphonic elements present everywhere in the music but most evidently in the track Voix et Violon and La Gigue du Truck Rouge. I'd have to describe this band as an equal to CONVENTUM, as they both tend to incorporate the same elements into their music. The highlight of the album, for me, would have to be Légende de la Chasse-Galarie, which sounds so much like a folk song of the new year in quebec.

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 L'Ile Ou Vivent Les Loups/Etoifilan by ENGOULEVENT, L' album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.03 | 6 ratings

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L' Engoulevent Prog Folk

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

4 stars Recently ProgQuebec reissued L'Engoulevent's album L'Ile Ou Vivent Les Loups and adding as bonus track their second album recorded under the Etoifilan name. Obviously this release is dominated by their debut release and the booklet reflects this well, but the second album is definitely worthy of its predecessor if you can forget its more childish theme. As a matter of fact, Etoifilan is maybe more worthy of the proghead's attention.

For the musical description of both albums, please read the two separate album reviews, but know that the folk influences donate much of both albums, and there are enough musical twists that most prog folk fans should find this release quite enjoyable, but will be more if you understand French, the singing is fairly accent less and therefore rather easy for non-natives. On the downside I must say that I find that ProgQuebec could've respected both albums' original artworks a bit better.

While not really all that essential, this album reflects very well La Belle Province's rural state of mind in those years. If not extraordinary musically-speaking this album is a remarkable example of a prog folk release of a province that release a few gems in the genre during that decade. And the fact that both f their album are reunited on a single Cd makes it hard to resist.

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3.09 | 4 ratings

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Etoifilan
L' Engoulevent Prog Folk

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

3 stars 3.5 stars really!!

Actually by this album's release the group had pretty well changed its name to Etoifilan. Written by commission for a youth attention program (as the strange cartoon-like artwork indicates), Etoifilan is an extremely short album and while definitely musically-related to their debut album, the song's focus is definitely more child-like although this really depends of which tracks. Actually you can hear more their Acadian folk roots on this album than on their debut, but the original quartet gets the help of a rock rhythm section (bass and drums) on most tracks. The lyrics are written by Le Tamanoir label boss and provide much of the good times feelings of this conceptual release.

After a brass-laden intro, the album is often close to jigs and other "ritournelles" that trad folk is all about. In this album, Moreau's classical influences seem to take a bit of a back seat to McLean's folk meanderings but if listened to correctly, you will find that the music writing is well shared as Concert Océanique will hint and it might just be this album's highlight. Chanson Des Planetes (with its dissonant electric piano) and Je Suis Etoifilan are at the core of the album's concept. But the other highlight is the stunning 6-min Fete De La Musique where the complexity of the music is rather surprising (and almost opposite) to its childish themes. Easily the group's progressive masterpieces with complex strings and brass arrangements, it seemed evident that the group was ready for new heights with their yet- unreleased Marche Des Rennes. The outro is a bit the other bookend from the opening track.

If I was always a bit upset by their debut album's duration, the frustration is even greater with this album, clocking at just 25 minutes, yet this album, if you forget the childish themes is a better showing (more progressive anyway) than their debut. Probably too expensive on the vinyl format, this album is an added bonus with the debut's reissue.

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3.30 | 8 ratings

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Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

3 stars 3.5 stars really!!!

This late-70's Quebec folk rock group (an acoustic quartet) released two albums on the ultra rare label Le Tamanoir and are of the more obscure band from La Belle Province. This debut album came with an intriguing gatefold album depicting Quebec's still very wild countryside, most of the participant coming from the "Moyen Nord" of the Saguenay rural region. While the album should be fairly accessible, it does require a few listening for it to unleash its secret ambiances. But the album could be easily also classified as symphonic rather than folkish.

At times the almost totally acoustic progressive folk music (very close to what Acadians developed in their heydays) can appear somewhat out of the scope of this site, but the classical influences and the rock arrangements ensure that the proghead will be paying attention from start to end. The superb Les Vieux Trains with its strings section answering Moreau's piano, while Maneige's Paul Picard is adding bells and superb other percussions, is an early highlight. After the title track as the other consequent song of the first side with its dark (almost tense and gloomy) ambiances and solemn singing, the needle lifts off after a short Ti-Boute, which is closing off each album side.

The B-side is off to a strong start, with the superb Voix Et Violon which obviously highlights both with Moreau's piano is right up there too, but there is a full cast of musicians added for that track, providing another delicious moment. The following track is a dramatic song about going to hunt the archenemy (the wolf) and the solemn texts are poignant at will. La Nouvelle is another riveting moment where all four members (five with Picard's excellent percussions) rival in inventivity. Je Me Demande is a much older track written by Conventum's Duschesne (with whom McLean had worked prior to this group's debut album) and you can actually hear it quite well, although it might seem a bit out of place on this album, the song's intricate arrangements are a pure joy.

After a fairly weaker first side, the album picked up speed and intensity and strode to their excellent level thanks to a superb B-side. One of my main gripes with this album (besides its lack of immediate accessibility) is its short length. As soon as you sat down, it seems that the needle lifts itself from the wax. Indeed this album is short (33 minutes) and leaves a bit of an unfinished aftertaste. While there are better Quebecois prog folk albums, this one is still a worthy addition to your folk prog section.

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