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LIVE IN AMSTERDAM

Flairck

 

Prog Folk

4.08 | 12 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars This is an interesting live album...... but still kind of lost in translation.

The translation I am referring to is between the stage and the CD. I am pretty sure this would had been an excellent DVD. Take away the pictures; a lot of this performance is lost when translated to an audio-only format. Which is a pity !

I had no idea what I was letting myself in for when I listened to this album for the first time. After overcoming the initial shock, I pulled myself together and gave it the ten spins required.

Flairck do accoustic prog folk somewhere in the area between symphonic prog, jazz, gypsy music, South-American folk music and celtic folk music. Most of the music is filled with solos from various instruments. The instruments ranges from various flutes to guitars. When Flairck are flowing freely, they are excellent. Their music also have a melodic emotional and poignant parts. There is a lot of things going on here. All songs are pretty long and that is why I have included symphonic prog as a reference point.

For me; the loss of translation between the visual and audio-only is a considerable loss. The music in itself is good. But I have problems keeping my concentration up throughout this album. But on the basis of this live album, I have just ordered their studio albums. This is an interesting band well worth checking out.

3.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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