Anthology of Quebec’s progressive music
The musicians of progressive rock invented a new way to create and play music.
Largely undocumented for many years in Canada, progressive folk and rock music flourished around Montreal after the World Exhibition of 1967. In the wake of British prog rock, French-Canadian progressive music drew its inspiration from many sources: jazz, world and classical music. The cult bands of the genre created a new sound, free of pre-formatted formulas, and left a number of masterpieces. Maneige, Morse Code, Ville Émard Blues Band, Toubabou, Contraction, Pollen, Dionysos, Lasting Weep, Octobre, Harmonium, Offenbach, etc.