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Prog Folk

4.35 | 1351 ratings

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5 stars I slept on this album for far too long. After playing it non stop I've looked for other albums like this and come up short, the pure celebratory joy this music emotes is nearly unmatched. I am not a French speaker, I do not understand a single word that is spoken in any of these songs, but I can feel all the emotions the singer is trying to portray. The songs are packed with detail, guitars, flutes, clarinets, piano, mellotron, bass, but you wont hear any drums on this album and that only adds to the charm if you ask me. Each song is supposed to represent a season, while the 5th is supposed to represent and made up season. Every song is great, but my favorite has to be the 3rd track: Depuis L'Automne. The song sort of begins with a somewhat dark, menacing introduction but just goes through a showcase of absolutely soaring, symphonic prog folk with some of the best sounding mellotrons you'll ever hear. The ending is this wonderful celebratory sounding section that kinda ties the whole package together. The closer Historie San Paroles is just unbelievable. Along with Mike Oldfields Ommadawn, it's the most creative piece of music i've ever heard. It's once again a seamless showcase of brilliant symphonic prog with those aforementioned mellotrons, acoustic guitars, and woodwinds. There's times I don't even know what instrument is playing, but it's damn good. Words can't describe this album, but numbers can: 10/10

5 Stars

dougmcauliffe | 5/5 |


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