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3.94 | 37 ratings

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4 stars Sum of Erda is the debut studio album from UK's psychedelic and symphonic prog band Guranfoe. It's an all instrumental album and quite an excellent one, a musical trip that teases with various sub genres and has multiple hooks and catchy moments allowing to easily forget (and never miss) any vocals, they're just not needed here.

The band is a quartet composed of James Burns (electric & acoustic guitars), Ollie Snell (electric, acoustic & lap steel guitars), Robin Breeze (bass, piano, organ & synths) and Joe Burns (drums, percussion, piano & synths), with some session musicians that complete the beautiful work with violins, flutes, clarinets, etc.

Five tracks clocking slightly over 36mins in total with my highlights being:

- Night's First Light

- Etsinta Harvest in the Thar Sands

There's some Jethro Tull influences as well as Gentle Giant can also be felt at spots, folky and heavy with a very intricate communion between all instruments, flawless transitions and somehow memorable music. A great and easy listen for all music lovers, specially those attracted to instrumental music, jazz fusion rock and progressive music in general. Highly recommended!

ElChanclas | 4/5 |


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