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FANTASIA LINDUM

Amazing Blondel

 

Prog Folk

3.25 | 26 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars Well, this is a big improvement from their previous work but it doesn't mean there's any rock or typical progressive folk attitude. Simply, the Amazing Blondel expanded the frontiers of the small medieval drops "EVENSONG" was made of.

The band embarks on a more adventurous and free number (good effort in improvisation) that embraces the whole first side of the record, opening with a memorable baroque clavier.

As I read somewhere in the internet, the "Fantasia Lindum" suite is the band's tribute to the city of Lincoln, the Lincolnshire countryside and the mediaeval Lincoln Cathedral. A variety of instruments are played, but the central sound is made of (in addition to the occasional clavier sequences) the two lutes of Gladwin and Baird and the wind instruments played by Wincott.

The other side of the album is less interesting and includes madrigal songs and two instrumental tunes. There is the hymn song "Safety in God Alone" and the pipe-organ-and-drums' duet of "Siege of Yaddlethorpe" with guest appearance of TRAFFIC's Jim Capaldi.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |

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