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BELLS, BOOTS AND SHAMBLES

Spirogyra

 

Prog Folk

4.13 | 93 ratings

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The Lost Chord
5 stars 9.3/10 Incredible

Wow! I never saw this one coming! This album is absolutely brilliant, with a few hickups but nothing to take away from it's deserving 5 stars on here. This is a folk-prog album, definitely, but like almost no other folk prog you have heard...Spirogyra has a fantastic original sound all their own. This album has a strong vibe of darkness at times, but the bright moments are so incredible it is hard to contain yourself!! Barbara Gaskin was quite possibly the best female vocalist of the time, along with all of the other greats (Sandy, Nico, Annie...) and Martin Cockerham has a great, dark, intense vocal that will hit you right away. There is alot of great singing on here, mixed with consistent acoustic guitars, and in tracks like "In The Western World" you even get some trumpet!

This album is a must have if you are a fan of folk rock, folk prog or what have you. It is really hard to compare this sound to other bands I have heard, the closest I can come is maybe Trees, Forest, even some Jethro Tull feel sometimes, and perhaps a bit of Comus in there. My favorite track is by far "In The Western World", followed closely by "The Furthest Point"...great stuff!!

The Lost Chord | 5/5 |

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