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4.11 | 331 ratings

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5 stars 4.5/5.0

This album was recorded while the band was actually imploding. The songs were mainly written in rural Québec, and recorded at Serge Fiori's house in Eastern Townships. While the two previous albums were really a team work, this one is clearly Fiori's work and marvelous imagination, the journey in the seven steps of consciousness, from the « Comme un fou » (Crazy guy) to « Comme un sage » (Wise guy)...

This album is really depressing, but it's a masterpiece anyway. I believe this album expresses the end of an era in progressive music in Québec, setting the pace for the upcoming 80's and somehow saying "the trip is over, we're far from home...". This album is not nly a concept album, but also the flow is great thanks to Chotem piano.

I would like to master english enough to say how great this album is and how depressing it can be, but really the only thing I can say is you have to listen to it and then judge by yourself! The whole album creates a depressing but increadibly powerful climax. This is a masterpiece, clearly, not only because of the music itself, but because of what the album was and what it means.

belz | 5/5 |


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