Thursday, 22 August 2019
Engoulevent. L' - L'Ile Où Vivent Les Loups (1977)
The debut album from this Canadian band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of violin, cello, harsichord, guitars, piano and vocals.
They had support from numerous other musicians who provided cello, violin, bass, percussion, French horn, trombone, bass and choir.
This band released two albums over two years and then disappeared again, never to be heard again.
The band is one of pretty many French speaking folk-rock and acid-folk bands from Canada. From Quebec or there about.
Compared to the likes of Harmonium, this band plays a far more primitive acid-folk than the well polished melodic Harmonium ever did.
There are a lot of melodies on this half an hour album too. Melodies with lots of violin and piano. The music is acoustic and with a lot of vocals too.
The vocals is both French male vocals and some choirs. That on the top of some pretty complex acid-folk. There are even hints of classical music here.
This album is an intriguing album indeed. It is also pretty eclectic.
The quality is good too and this is indeed another hidden gem from the archives of progressive rock and acid-folk. Check it out.