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HARVEST

Ciccada

 

Eclectic Prog

4.13 | 104 ratings

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omphaloskepsis
4 stars Hailing from Greece like a comet, Ciccada's third album streaks across the prog sky. Traditional folk instrumentation washes my skull in complex waves reminiscent of a mellow Gentle Giant. Marietta Tsakmakle and Nicolas Nicolopoulos share their diverse woodwind collection, clarinets, recorders, as soprano saxes evoke memories of Tull's "A Passion Play". Ubiquitous 6 and 12 string Greek guitars pluck mystic satyr chord progressions.

Dimi Spela and Evangelia Kozoni share lead vocals. The vocals never overwhelm the filigree lattice arrangements. The band periodically adds wood sprite chants that would fit in perfectly with 1974's pagan horror film, "The Wicker Man". Ciccada's magic music will calm, entertain, and transport you to a Arcadian yet fertile feral harvest. Highly recommended for hedonists drunk on the heady harvest of Gryphon, Gentile Giant, Renaissance, Advent and Jethro Tull.

omphaloskepsis | 4/5 |

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