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EZEKIEL

Itoiz

 

Prog Folk

4.11 | 116 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is a very pleasant listen, with acoustic guitar and drums leading the way and lots of tasteful violin, sax and flute added throughout. The male vocals are reserved and are in Spanish, while there are female vocals on a couple of tracks.

"Ezekielen Prophezia" opens with some good electric guitar before settling with fragile male vocals. A beautiful section before 2 minutes including violin.The tempo picks up some. Lots of sax. This is great ! I really like "Ezekielen Esnatzea I" which opens (as most of the songs do)with acoustic guitar, as vocals and drums come in. There is some nice piano to follow with organ in the background. Some prominant bass when the vocals stop. Flute after 2 minutes as the organ continues floating in the background. Sax is up next then a long electic guitar solo. So the overall sound is of intricate and delicate instrumentals and not a wall of sound. "Ezekielen Esnatzea II" opens with acoustic guitar as other intricate sounds come in and then vocals. Nice sax solo 2 minutes in followed by flute then an organ / bass section as drums beat.

"Ezekial" opens with delicate acoustic guitar melodies then a childrens choir joins in. "Ezekielen Ikasgaia" opens with piano and acoustic guitar. Female vocals come in as the piano continues. Sax takes over for her vocals as organ, bass and drums support. Flute follows then piano then vocals and acoustic guitar return. "Ezekielen Ametsa" opens with acoustic guitar melodies before female vocals and piano take over. Flute follows. It blends into "Ezekielen Erantzuna" where violin joins the piano and drums. Acoustic guitar then male vocals follow. Sax later. Great song ! "Ezekiel: Ia Maitasun Kantu Bat" opens with violin as bass and flute join in. Male vocals with strummed acoustic guitar follows. The violin, bass and flute return. Electric guitar later.

This did remind me of some of the beautiful seventies Italian albums at times.Tracks one and seven standout from the rest for me. Not being the biggest Prog-Folk fan probably effects my rating here but there were some misses to go along with the hits.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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