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




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4.35 | 1349 ratings

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5 stars This is the second album from Harmonium. It is much more progressive than the previous one, so that the keyboards take a bigger place here. The folkier elements consisting in rhythmic acoustic guitars are still quite present. There are many very good piano parts. The bass has the same bottom sound as on the previous album. Like on the first album, there are no drums here, except the Fiori's very discreet bass drums. There are many excellent lead & backing vocals, sometimes sounding a bit like on the Circus' "Movin' on" album. The floating mellotron on some tracks is really OUTSTANDING. The end of "Vert" has a very colorful & melodic combination of clarinet and bottom bass. "Dixie" was a hit in Quebec in the 70's: it has a slight dixieland style, as reveals the excellent & catchy clarinet and piano parts. "Depuis l'automne" has a great combination of intensely floating mellotron and echoed acoustic guitars. The end of "En pleine face" has a very good European accordion, which unfortunately does not last long enough. "Histoires sans paroles" is probably the best track on this record: the combination of intensely floating mellotron, acoustic guitars and melodic flutes is EXCELLENT and very impressive: the overall style slightly reminds Genesis of the Gabriel-era.


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