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Witthuser and Westrupp


Prog Folk

3.80 | 32 ratings

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5 stars Absolutely trippy, pastoral and gorgeous, this album belongs without restriction to these marvellous "acid" folk items which emerged from 70's German underground. It contains funny songs, cool explorations in bluesy psych folk and nice acoustic experiments. "Lasst Uns Auf Die Reise Gehn is a folk ballad with a really popular German sensibility. "Trippo Nova" is one of these songs whose the two guys have the secret; a bluesy folk invention, acoustic "trip" with some dreamy aspects in the harmonies and German lyrics. A beautiful, relaxed and humorous atmosphere with catchy acoustic guitar parts. The rather calm tempo of the composition finally accelerates into a dancing improvisation dominated by acoustic percussions and folk guitars. "Orienta" is a psychedelic folk composition with a delicate, mysterious "eastern" felt. It starts with a simplistic, "moody" repetitive melody for the flute to progressively reach you into an oriental journey with voices in the background, a Celtic & traditional folk theme for the guitar. With this tune, Witthuser & Westrupp totally invent the concept of progressive folk. "Illusion I" is a beautiful, melancholic composition with a basic use of acoustic guitars and violin parts, its melody slowly grows in you. "Karlchen is an other mysterious, transcendent mood with flute / guitar combinations and female recitatives. A high poetic, introspective moment with a nice "humorous" section for brass instruments. "Englischer Walzer" sounds as a drunken, traditional folk song with funny piano / violin parts. A nice listening experience and essential for all progressive-folk lovers.
philippe | 5/5 |


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