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Amazing Blondel

 

Prog Folk

3.28 | 31 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars This is their fourth album and the last with John Gladwin, who wrote the most part of their discography until then, and shortly after the recordings left to go solo. After his departure the remaining two members Baird and Wincott decided to go on, shortening the name in "Blondel".

The music follows the same patterns of the previous records and is even sweeter and charming, expanded by strings in a sort of symphonic folk pastiche.

On par with "Fantasia Lindum", Gladwin delights us with another beautiful side-long suite, entitled "The Paintings". Differently from the former, the latter is more predictable and does not feature any improvisation, so I cannot say it is at the same level.

Curiously, in spite of the sweetness of the whole record, it ends with a noisy blurp. I've almost jumped off my chair the first time I heard it.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |

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