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In The Labyrinth


Prog Folk

3.35 | 18 ratings

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4 stars IN THE LAYRINTH's "The Garden Of Mysteries" are the thirteenth release from the excellent Swedish label Ad Perpetuam Memoriam (APM). It was originally released as a cassette in 1994. With the CD-release of the album it has been re-mixed and re-mastered. Besides the songs from the original cassette release there are 9 bonus tracks included, making the total playing time +74 minutes.

"The Garden Of Mysteries" is a beautiful, dark, mostly instrumental, meditative and mysterious album with beautiful and strong melodies. It's hard to categorise the music. Imagine a mix between folk and world music from all around the world: Africa, Arabia, Asia, Balkan, Egypt, India, Scandinavia, Spain and Turkey combined with Ambient, Classical, experimental, psychedelic and New Age Music in a Progressive & Symphonic Rock packaging. There are plenty of odd instruments used, approximately 25 different ones, and they're all very important for the final result. There are some small reminiscences to Peter GABRIEL, GENESIS, BO HANSSON, ISILDURS BANE and OZRIC TENTACLES.

The band's multi-instrumentalist Peter Lindahl painted the beautiful front cover, and it creates an atmosphere for the entire album. "The Garden Of Mysteries" is one of the best Swedish albums of 1996. Highly recommended!

Greger | 4/5 |


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