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Amarok

 

Prog Folk

3.82 | 55 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars A complex, folky and uplifting album by Amarok that is praised to be their best album, apparently. I haven't heard all of their albums but I can confirm that this one is well crafted with love in the details and enough substance underneath.

The first track combines virtuoso playing on violin, flutes and percussions/drums. Vocals, that I have not considered particular in case of Amarok, are used more sparsely - so that the listener has time to enjoy the vast array of folk instruments. Female vocals sung in Spanish suit this folk music very well, though.

Delicate classical music influence can be heard on tracks like "Encantamiento" and jazz moments came into prominence too, hear a long track "TIerra Boreal" with a lot of music changes.

What I like about that record, in particular, are maturity of the musicians, their compositions and various folk influences combined with traditional classical music.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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