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NATTFIOLEN

Jordsjø

 

Symphonic Prog

4.07 | 258 ratings

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Muskrat
5 stars Those who adore Scandinavian symphonic folk prog, and who have always been put off by the dark and adventurous side of the music of Anglagard and the early Wobblers, will be delighted to discover this album.

With "Nattfiolen" the Norwegian duo Jordsjø seems to have found their way and finally offers a matured and less eclectic style than on their previous albums. This duo is moreover more of a solo project where the leader sings and plays various instruments accompanied by a drummer / percussionist. Håkon Oftung is an accomplished musician, equal in talent on keyboards, guitars and flute. Hence a perfect balance in the instrumentation of the pieces. The compositions are pastoral, imbued with Scandinavian folk, often close to Anglagard (like at 3:30 on the track "Stifinner") or the first Wobblers, without, I repeat, the complicated and adventurous side of these. The melodies all in finesse, the delicate arpeggios and the pure sound of the electric guitar à la Latimer, bring to mind the Camel of "Snow Goose", or the German band Rousseau (listen to "Le Grand Rêveur", or "Entrée" on Flower in Asphalt). Finally, singing in Norwegian reinforces the romantic and sensitive atmosphere of the music.

A masterpiece of the kind that deserves its five stars without hesitation. Keep it up guys, everything is perfect !

Muskrat | 5/5 |

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