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THE KNIGHT AND THE GHOST

The Guildmaster

 

Prog Folk

3.98 | 6 ratings

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BrianS
4 stars Steeleye Span led the way by combining folk and electronic instruments; these guys have taken the idea and increased it by an order of magnitude.

This is a magnificent album, the composing and performances are top rate (including the rare vocals, but then I'm a sucker for a good female voice). The album gets a little heavier and rockier towards the end but pride of place still belongs to the medieval instruments, especially the baroque flutes and recorders.

Most of the tracks blend nicely from one to the other giving you a complete journey through a medieval banquet (with an electric guitarist and modern-day drum set hidden away on the musician's gallery); as a result it's hard to single out specific tracks, but there are brilliant sections in all of them. I just wish that as we leave this past year of sorrow the final track (which is moody and sad) was a little more uplifting.

This is a must for anyone who is a fan of folk prog.

BrianS | 4/5 |

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