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4.11 | 116 ratings

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3 stars I have heard about this band for a long time, but this is my first ever foray into their world.

This is their second album and one which is highly regarded in our community. The music is based in folk music, but there is also strong hints of Camel in their music. I reviewed all the the four albums by the Catalan band Herba Hameli last year and they comes across as a good reference. Well, Itoiz is an obvious reference for Herba Hameli although they are based in two different parts of Spain and in different cultures again. Spain is more a federation of nations than a nation or even a country. Itoiz is from the long suffering Basque region in Spain. OK, I am off on a non musical journey here, but I cannot deny I find Spain a fascinating theme and place.

Music wise...... yes, that's what this is about.... I have to remind myself..... music wise, the music here is flute, acoustic guitar (Spanish guitars ?) and Hammond organ based with some good vocals inbetween. The music is very folky sung in the local Basque language. The music is very good. My gripes is the lack of some real killer tracks and some pieces which would make me say "this can only be Itoiz". Hence, I am not of the view that this is an excellent addition to my record collection and it will get a more remote storage, I am afraid. But I would still recommend this album to any folk rock fan. I am not so there we go.

3.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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