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SLEIGHT OF HAND

Flairck

 

Prog Folk

3.00 | 11 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars Welcome to the 1980s.......

The cover art work is a major turn off for me. 1980s is the decade the mankind rather want to forget in a hurry. 1980s was the decades ran by bad taste and the taste of plastic. Hence the front cover which is sickness inducing.

The 1980s was also introducing a very slick sound and production into an album like this one. Flairck normally have an edge. Not on this album, though. The band dishes out pan flutes and slicked out violins, other acoustic instruments, synths and a horrible drum sound. Slick is the keyword. The same goes for the vocals from the well known and in that decade frequently used Irish vocalist Maggie Reilly. Her vocals and the backing from Flairck makes sounds like a combo of Jefferson Starship and Clannad. And that is not a compliment, btw.

In other words, this album is very commercial, corporate and very 1980s. The rebuilding of the civilization and reintroduction of good taste has not been kind to this album at all. Flairck is never a bad band, but this is not a good album at all and is best avoided.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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