Editors' Notes French Canadian prog-rockers Harmonium’s studio swan song, L’heptade, is a double album where no track is expendable. Released as punk exploded, it’s perhaps the least punk record ever made, and all the better for it: On “Comme un fou,” spidery percussion and oscillating synth arpeggios collide with dreamy folk melodies, all threaded together by Serge Fiori’s warm vocals. Then there’s “Chanson noire,” an eight-minute, Latin-jazz-infused odyssey that boasts the vocal dexterity of Sheer Heart Attack-era Queen, and is anything but bleak.

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Prologue
1
4:19
 
Comme un fou
2
7:51
 
Sommeil sans rêves
3
1:23
 
Chanson noire (Medley)
4
8:09
 
L'appel / Le premier ciel / Sur une corde raide (Medley)
5
11:21
 
L'exil
6
12:56
 
Le corridor / Les premières lumières (Medley)
1
8:13
 
Lumières de vie (Medley)
2
14:12
 
Prélude d'amour / Comme un sage (Medley)
3
14:04
 
Epilogue
4
2:50