Saturday 20 January 2018
Morse Code - Procréation (1976)
The fourth album from this Canadian band.
Morse Code is a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, flute, percussions, keyboards, bass, drums and French vocals.
The band was and still is a part of the Quebec prog rock scene. They released two albums as Morse Code Transmission before shortening their name to Morse Code and changing direction. I reviewed their 1971 self-titled album one week ago and was not a fan. You can find my review here.
The band changed direction from psych prog to a much more symphonic prog sound. References are both Ange and Genesis. Much more Ange than Genesis, though. There are also some Harmonium references here.
The music is pretty pastoral throughout with some very good vocals and guitars. There is a lot of acoustic guitars here and the music has this folk rock feel too. Hence the references to Harmonium.
There is also a great epic feel to this album. And the French vocals is adding a lot of quality to this album too.
This is not among the best Quebec scene albums out there. But it is still a good album. A good fifty minutes long album which will give symphonic prog fans a lot of joy.