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PATH

Ragnarök

 

Prog Folk

3.67 | 11 ratings

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Windhawk
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4 stars Interesting album from this veteran Swedish act, issued some 36 years after the band formed and 17 years after their prior release if I got my history right.

The 8 compositions on this creation have several similarities; of which the most common is the extensive use of undistorted and acoustic guitars in multiple layers. Three layers of guitars aren't uncommon; and it may even be more in segments too; although the ears could be deceiving in that.

Two basic styles are explored here. The first of these is a calm, mellow form of rock where the aim seems to be the creation of captivating melody lines and strong atmosphere; with leanings towards folk music as well as jazz in style.

The second set of tunes are more psychedelic in nature; with musical elements coming and going, a strong feeling of improvisation and distinct psychedelic tendencies due to careful use of dissonances and disharmonies in the soundscape. On these creation the band are quite similar to acts like Öresund Space Collective; if ÖSC ever were to record an acoustic album I'd guess that the end result could be pretty similar to this one.

One for open-minded folk and jazz fans this release; and followers of psychedelic music of the more mellow variety should find this one interesting too.

Windhawk | 4/5 |

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