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ENBOR

Enbor

 

Prog Folk

3.10 | 14 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars ENBOR were a short-lived Electric Folk Rock group,who produced two albums in late-70's/early- 80's.They came from the region of the Basque country in Spain and their line-up included no less than 7 members,most of them contributing on vocals as well.Their first eponymous album was released in 1979 on Elkar Label.

Lying somewhere between pleasant Electric Folk and slightly CAMEL-esque mellow prog rock,''Enbor'' is a nice album in terms of balance and composition,totally sung in the Basque dialect.Clocking at 33 minutes,this album offers the listener three musically positive elements.Firstly it's the smooth yet carefully performed guitar work of Inaki Gutierrez, Joxe Portela and Ramon Gardeazabal with a sensitive edge and delicate melodies,both electric and acoustic.Especially the slow-tempo rhythms come close to the style of ANDY LATIMER.Secondly,there are some really pleasant male and female vocal harmonies in here.The warm voices of the singers are all over the album and making the album even deeper in its sensitive section.Last, but not least,the wind instruments and their smooth interplays with the rhythm section are really awesome.The dreamy flutes and the clarinet passages of Inaki Urettxaga will reward every fan of decent folk rock purchases.

Thougt not that well known like other Basque folk bands (ITOIZ, HAIZEA etc.) or having even a complicated sound, ENBOR certainly deserve a place in the book of progressive rock for their careful blending of rock,wind instrumentation and multi-vocal arrangements .Folk Rock fans around the world,this was made for you!3,5 stars is my accurate rating.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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