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Prog Folk

3.37 | 26 ratings

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3 stars Well, I'll try to write English. This band from the Basque Country has become a cult-band in its country. The progressive-folk influences of the two first albums (Itoiz and Ezekiel) begin to turn into pop, but the mix between them is clever. Songs like "Hire bideak" sound like prog-rock, while "Herri neurak" or "Lanbrora" seem to flirt with mainstream. But the atmosphere of this album is bright and homogen. The magic of bask language works. I'm from the Basque Country, and I speak bask, so my vision and hearing of this band will be very different than yours ; lyrics are here still poetic, and sometimes surrealistic, but slightly turn into a more urban and modern style. For the next albums, Itoiz will abandon prog-rock, and record 3 pop LPs, that will become classics of the bask modern music.
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