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Burnin' Red Ivanhoe - 6 Elefantskovcikadeviser (Povl Dissing & Burnin Red Ivanhoe) CD (album) cover


Burnin' Red Ivanhoe


Jazz Rock/Fusion

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3 stars 6 Elefantskovcikadeviser is the fourth studio album from Danish progressive jazz/ rock act Burninī Red Ivanhoe. Or rather itīs a collaboration between Burninī Red Ivanhoe and Danish folk singer Povl Dissing. Poul Dissing was and still is one of the most prolific musicians on the Danish music scene. Ask any Dane and they will know who Povl Dissing is. His most famous work is called Svantes Viser and itīs an album he did in collaboration with prolific Danish poet and author Benny Andersen.

Burninī Red Ivanhoeīs normal progressive jazz/ rock approach has been left in the background on 6 Elefantskovcikadeviser which is basically a folk rock album with Danish sung lyrics. Burninī Red Ivanhoe is known for their elaborate intrumental sections, but on this album the instrumentation is a bit more stripped down.

The album consists of nine tracks, but there are really only six real songs on the album as Introduction sigvaldi, Kometen v sigvaldi and Introduction til Medardus are basically only some live talking. Wallifanten is the first real song and itīs great. One of the best songs on the album. Itīs also the first song where weīre introduced to Povl Dissingīs characteristic voice. Narrevise is the next song. Again itīs a great folky track but itīs the next song Snehvidekys ( Snowwhite Kiss) which takes the price as the best song on the album for me. It īs an extremely beautiful and emotionally sung love song that really moves me. Ta fri ta fri us another great bluesy folk rock song and the same can be said about Et Samfund which is the only song on the album where Povl Dissing doesnīt sing. Ole Fick handles the vocals on this song as he usually does on Burninī Red Ivanhoeīs albums. Tingel-Tangelmanden is a reworking of the original track from the debut and it has extensive soloing during itīs 10:27 minutes and some great vocals from Povl Dissing. This is probably the song that will be most enjoyable for fans of the first three classic albums from the band ( M144, Burninī Red Ivanhoe and W.W.W.).

The musicianship is as always excellent even though this music is much more basic than the more challenging playing which takes place on the first three albums from the band. Povl Dissing will be an aquired taste, first of all because he sings in Danish but also because of his distinct vocal style which will probably scare some people away( he is very famous in Denmark because of his vocal style and his poetic lyrics). Despite of the lineup info here on PA, the sleeve notes on the original album says that itīs the same lineup who recorded W.W.W. who also recorded this album just with the addition of Povl Dissing on the latter.

The production is excellent. Nothing to complain about there.

6 Elefantskovcikadeviser is not an album that will satisfy many visitors here on PA and it has something to do with knowing the Danish language because half of the enjoyment here IMO is the way Povl Dissing sings the poetic lyrics and that part unfortunately gets lots in translation. But for people who like folk rock with a bluesy touch this might be an enjoyable album anyway. I like the album so Iīll rate it 3 stars.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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