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NEW FACES

Hoelderlin

 

Prog Folk

3.56 | 17 ratings

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tmay102436
4 stars The previous review from "Gooner" really says it all perfectly. So I won't go into too much other comments, except to say that (as I said in my review of Hoelderlin's next album "Fata Morgana") this is really good, refreshing new wave inspired music - although it's been awhile since I've heard this CD (listening to it right now,) I believe the lyrics are all in English, and the melodies are right out of the Camel/Caravan school.

The song "High in Shanghai" is maybe worth the price of the CD alone, as its instrumental prowess is quite energetic and extremely well executed. In fact the guitar work throughout the album is perfectly aligned with the times and professionally performed. And again, there are prog moves in some of the instrumental sections - taking a bow to Camel throughout.

As with their entire catalog, the remaster is beautifully done, giving a clear, tight reflection of the wonderful music.

I am on a German music kick right now, and man is there diverse wonderful extremes to be enjoyed! From T Dream/Klaus Schulze to Eloy/Grobshnitt to Hoelderlin's diverse catalog, it shows the beauty and power these world class musicians have to offer.

tmay102436 | 4/5 |

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