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White Willow


Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 154 ratings

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4 stars A safe investment.

When it comes to White Willow, I've never been disappointed yet. Their songs are somewhat fresh and accessible; a style we don't see enough of. By that I mean the scandinavian side of prog is certainly a good alternative to metal mashers or néo clones.

And frankly, this is why I'm attracted to this band: it's a nice Norway folk touch with the vintage keyboards of Wobbler and the european voice of Hooverphonic. White Willow is certainly a band that is not hard to get into: easy to remember choruses and melodies (Paper Moon) topped with soft and attractive vocals. They inspire themselves from Jethro Tull, Anglagard and Sinkadus, but spiced up with radio-friendly touches without being too gloomy or melancholic (unlike Liquid Scarlet or Anekdoten).

The pop lovers (read girlfriends and wives) won't be afraid of the progressive side because it's so light and yet, makes a good change of pace in the section.

White Willow has a good quality: they don't serve reheated material but still uses the same recipe often. Contradiction? No. It takes good writing and a professional conscience to not bore us throughout a well oiled routine and, happy day for us, they did it again!

A good record to get an idea of the kind of accessible and foggy/ fantasy music they treat us. Not a crazy masterpiece, but deserving more attention because of it's constant writing quality­. My perfect example of a well balanced product with hooks and professionnalism.

Woo hoo.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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