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Prog Folk

4.06 | 19 ratings

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3 stars This is a very highly rated album by some highly esteemed reviewers......... so trust me to be the one to stink out the party.

This is the debut album from this Welsh band. It is folk music through and through. It is also sung in Welsh, a very inaccessible language. I have had a soft spot for Welsh folk music since I heard Sandy Denny & Led Zeppelin's dabbling with this folk music. And Pererin does not disappoint. When I say Welsh, there is also a lot of references to the Scottish folk music scene here. Runrig and a couple of other Scottish bands, whose names escapes me at the moment, springs to mind. I just calls this Celtic folk music.

Me too is not that fond of folk music. Not even when it is watered out with electric guitars, bass, keyboards and drums as in this case. But the female and male vocals is excellent. The songs are good, but nothing more. But to be honest, I think Led Zeppelin did Welsh folk music better than Pererin has come up with on this album. In Pererin case, the electric guitars destroys what could had been. Too much rock, too little folk. Instead of the electric guitars, more flute would had been better. And more female vocals, please. They could also have spared us for the closing Genesis homage Pan Ddaw Y Brenin Yn Ol.

This is a good album, by all means. But I also finds a lot of flaws in this album. But for the folk music heads out there, this album may be your stairways to heaven.

3 stars (under considerable doubts)

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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