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ANCESTORS' TALE

Ut Gret

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.88 | 46 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
4 stars Today's task is to review "Ut Gret's" album "Ancestor's Tale" and that will I do now, honest and precise. Ut Gret is a Kentucky band with now four records in their discograpjy. Their first was released 1998 and now 2014 has their fourth been ready for purchasing. Before me, the record has got good reviews and I definitely will continue in that way. I wouldn't say the cover is remarkable, but fortunately the music is. It lasts for almost one our and feautures the piano, organ and mellotron player Stephen Roberts, the basson and flute player Jackie Royce, the clarinet man Steve Good, the drummer and percussionist Gary Pahler, the bass, chapman stick, guitar and electronics person Joee Conroy and the guests Gregory Acker(sax, flute and percussion), Cheyeene Mize(voice and violin) and Sydney Simpson(bass). Together these persons have ctreated a vibrant and vivid musical world I am glad to have encountered.

It feels like "Ut Gret" with this album totally are doing their own thing. I have hard to remember groups or artists that are sounding similar. Well, I get associations to Stravinsky at many point but that is mostly the bassoon. The bassoon is a fantastic instrument which wide and homely sound makes me laugh and enjoy the msuic even more. Oh how I love the freedom in this music and the use of different instruments than the ordinar rock ones. Bassoon and clarinet are perfect rock instruments I insist. The whole album is very good and the moments of glory are many but I will point out my favourites for you. I can't keep secret that the most fetching place here is "Ancestors' tale", the title track which is a little masterpiece. I got trapped in it by its wonderful melody, vocals and inventions(10/10). The even more crazy and progressive "Hopperknockity tune" filled me with the same wonder(10/10) and my impression of "the Raw, the Cooked and the Overeasy" was almost as amazed(9/10). I though that "Dinosaur on the floor"(8/10) and "Walk the plank"(8/10) was wonderful pieces as well and the fragments I haven't mentioned are worth hearing as well. "Ancestors' Tale" is an intriguing record that becomes better and better every time I hear it so I would definitely recommend it. I will get four prog stars of me.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |

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