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Flairck - Gevecht Met De Engel [Aka: The Lady's Back] CD (album) cover




Prog Folk

4.00 | 44 ratings

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4 stars Symphonic Prog can only successfully be created with plenty of electric instruments.

Wrong !

On Gevecht Met De Engel, their second album and the follow up to their x million albums seller Variaties op een Dame, Flairck has created an excellent Symphonic Prog album. And that without any Moog, Hammond, Mini-Moog, electric guitar or any other of these electric machines whatsoever. Well, the lamps in the roof, the tea kettle and the studio was very probably run by electricity........ but that's all. Sorry Thomas Alva Edison.

Flairck's use of acoustic guitars, flutes, acoustic bass guitar and violin (but no vocals) is simply superb here and creates both a big sound and a sound that really breathes. Most of all; the sound is really warm enough to heat up a half decent metropolis.

When they also gets the music right and creates some really brilliant pieces of music like the De Vlinder and the twenty two minutes long title track opus, divided in three parts like a proper symphonic prog opus, you know you are listening to something really special. The music is very complex at times too and it ebbs and flows from really powerful to very silent at times.

In short, this is the album symphonic prog and folk prog fans should find as their common ground. The standard of musicianship is also excellent throughout too. There is a couple of minor gripes I have got with this album, but it is still a great album in my view and probably Flairck's best album....... to this date, that is.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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