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THE FIRE SERMON

The Violet Hour

 

Neo-Prog

3.79 | 27 ratings

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lique
5 stars I have to agree with the first reviewer. A group difficult to classify and I've to add, with a hauntingly beautiful album. Shame I didn't have the opportunity to see them live in action but a friend of mine did and that's the way I got in touch with The Violet Hour.

After all these years the album is still in the top 5 of my favourites and I discovered two single cd's with some extra songs. 1 CD (3 tracks) featuring Falling, The House and In Control. 1 Cd (tracks) featuring Could have been, Haunting you and Cross the line. In Control and Cross the line both rock edged and Haunting you as a dreamy haze and a touch of sixties psychedelic rock.

Doris Brendel has a strong, warm and raw voice. The songs are of great structure and melody. Strong and yet fragile, best of both worlds. From fairytale to day-to-day life, as in music and lyrics. Always catching the right spirit. Everything is just right, string arrangements, drums & percussion, keyboards, flutes. But also attention for the whole concept. CD inlay, drawings, clothing and presentation (as I heard from my friend was great!!).

Picture perfect, pity it didn't last. But there's still the album, buy it!

lique | 5/5 |

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