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Prog Folk

4.22 | 25 ratings

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4 stars This is the unique French progrock band Motis, they have released six studio-albums and five live albums between 2000 and 2014, and one compilation in 2015.

This review is about their fourth studio effort from 2007. The 11 compositions sound like a blend of folk/medieval music and early Ange with strong, typically theatrical French vocals (like Ange, Mona Lisa and Versailles). Motis uses a wide range of instruments, both acoustic (guitar, violin, flute) as vintage keyboards. This results in very interesting combinations.

Like violin-Mellotron waves and acoustic rhythm-guitar in P'tit Louis.

Trumpet and Hammond organ in Les Normands.

And runs on the acoustic guitar, accompanied by violin-Mellotron and the sound of the psychedelic organ like early Ange as in the captivating titletrack.

This is not really mainstream music but if you have an adventurous mind and you like folk, this is prog to discover!

TenYearsAfter | 4/5 |


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