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LES PORCHES

Maneige

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.27 | 259 ratings

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TheCrimsonPrince
5 stars This mostly-instrumental, jazzy release from the Qu'b'cois group features some of their greatest moments - this album is the peak of their work. From the beginning, bells are established in the background of the title suite (a masterpiece in its own right); the instruments follow throughout the entire album, especially tubular bells. This sound helps contribute to the scenery of Notre Dame, much replicating the sound of church bells.

La Grosse Torche serves as a transitional track between the two suites which acts a short but enchanting bridge. The name of the third track certainly does not underestimate the role of the clarinet and the saxophone, two instruments that carry the melody of the two suites. A bit more unusual is Chromo, which I assume is about a camera, hence the name.

Overall, there is not a dull moment on the album, though I must say my favorite part of the album is the closing theme on the title track. Maneige masters the folksy, classical, symphonic sound that can be heard in Harmonium's "Les Cinqs Saisons."

Tr's beau.

TheCrimsonPrince | 5/5 |

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