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4 stars To be honest, it took a lot time for me just to accept that album. And not because this music is too complex or hardly accessible, not at all!

Oppositionally, album contains plenty of nice melodic songs with very acoustic sound, with accordion on the front of the sound in many places. Music is mostly mid-tempo, and even if have some world fusion or jazz elements, very strong element there is folklore,mixed with some free jazz sax screaming.

Looking from now, I think main problem for me was that folk element - quite authentic, with acoustic sound, primitive rhythms and accordion it strongly reminded me North European authentic folk music I grew up listening to. Not like I hate it,not at all, but it associates me with very different cultural layers, than avant prog.

So - after many spins, I just found the way to hear this album in a right manner. And from that moment I really like it (more and more after every new listening!). Very unusual form of RIO, it took me by it's strong roots and melodic, almost tribal folksy free jazz.

Good release for those searching for unusual sound, but without complexity and twisted structures.

My rating is 3,5, rounded to 4!

snobb | 4/5 |


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