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Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquième Saison CD (album) cover




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The Acolyte
5 stars This is my first review here at ProgArchives but I'm not quite sure why?I think I didn't feel educated enough in terms of knowledge of Progressive because in order to know about something you have to live with that something. By now, with a few dozens of posts and almost 10 years of experience listening prog, I think I can write some reviews of my fave albums and this Harmonium one is definitely amongst them. With all due respect, a less than five star rating for this album is impossible. When listening to it, you realized that that album is beyond genres, subgenres or classifications of any kind; the fine music and emotional lyrics are absolutely beautiful. Serge Fiori and Co. manage to provide one of the most brilliant interpretations of music?you don't even notice the absence of drums! Like many reviewers did, I listened to this album because of its high place in the ProgArchives all-time chart and I really have to say that that place (really close to prog monsters like King Crimson, Yes and Genesis) is fully deserved. All five songs flow both individual and as a whole: "Vert", beautiful crescendo, a few bass notes and the amazing voice of Serge Fiori singing in a delicate and exquisite French?here I have to say I don`t speak French (hardly English ☺ because Spanish is my native tongue) but I have the lyrics, my pronunciation has improved and I hope the lyrics being as beautiful as they sound with the music! (resources for translations needed?). "Dixie"?what to say about it?something tells me that if that song would have been played by Wakeman and Howe it would have been a major hit! That song is an amazing demonstration of music virtuosos and a delicious mixture of genres such as Folk, 50`s "Dixie"land groups, etc. "Depuis L'Automne" and "En Pleine Face" returns to the Vert vibe, beautiful delivery of guitar and vocals by Fiori and an extraordinaire finale of keyboards (pardon me but I really don't know what is the correct instrument). "Histoires Sans Paroles" closes this gem with 17 minutes of pure magic and recurrent chords that appears throughout the album. I don't know what else to say but the obvious cliché: TRULY MASTERPIECE. P.S. A month ago started listening to L'Heptade and so far?Amazing!
The Acolyte | 5/5 |


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