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




Prog Folk

4.35 | 1349 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
5 stars One of my top ten. This is simply the perfection made human. Listen to "Depuis L' Automne "or the last "fifth season" for uncontrollable tears of joy, shivers down the spine, and goose bumps all over. I think that Vivaldi and his four seasons are definitely as good as this album so he can go back to his eternal sleep.

This is simply stupendous. Spring is a standard Harmonium piece and Summer is as the title suggest very swingy and festive but unusual for them. Autumn is the first highlight and renders all the Indian Summer beauty (and sometimes sadness/melancholy) of that season.

Side 2 starts with Winter and as you might have guessed is sombre and cold, but as you know that around the corner is ..... "the fifth season": Histoire Sans Paroles. The apex of the album: Mellotrons succeed to the Martenot Waves and comes in the twin guitars . This number is the longest and contains few vocals mostly wordless but the music is really enthralling consistently evolving, jumping from the flute to the clarinet to delightful bells to mellotrons to flute again.

The fifth and last number takes you to unexpected heaven with no hope of coming back except than to play it again. Certainly Quebec's crowning contribution to prog

Sean Trane | 5/5 |


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