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Prog Folk

3.40 | 19 ratings

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5 stars I am very surprised to see the ratings that have been given to this record untill now, because it is the closest to Prog music Malicorne ever did. And, more over, it is a real jewel. I can not find another word to describe it.

In spite of some line up changes, the group kept on this record its very subtile spirit mixing traditionnal themes and moderne arrangements. "Les 7 jours de mai" conciliates a very rock tempo with beautiful vocal harmonies. The splendid piece "La chasse Gallery", dominated by the strong and emotional voice of Gabriel Yacoub, is developped on a similary principle.

The two epics are more serene, "Jean des Loups" is a little bit repetitive, but both are fascinating, taking you in the magic of an intemporal atmosphere.

The shorter pieces are more conventionnal interpretations and recreations of traditionnal french music, but the strong male vocal harmonies accompagnating the pure and supplicating voice of Marie Yacoub in "La mule" create deep emotions .

So, how can I explain that this record has been so poorly noted by other contributors ? May be the rock orientation is interpretaded as a commercial concession ? But the result is real prog music and surely the most beautiful we can expect in folk prog.

Kjarks | 5/5 |


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