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Malicorne - Malicorne 2 [Aka: Le Mariage Anglais] CD (album) cover




Prog Folk

3.38 | 31 ratings

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4 stars This is an absolute electric folk classic. The Yacoubs are both incredible vocalists, and the use of electric and acoustic folk/medieval instruments is perfectly balanced. I haven't heard a lot of French traditional music, Breton or otherwise, but if it's all as haunting as this, I'll buy the lot. There is a lot of resemblance to medieval music and even some scales more akin to Eastern music than Celtic, although this music is quite closely related to Gaelic music. The songs are haunting, making excellent use of drones and exquisite vocal harmonies. The closest Anglo approximation I can think of is Steeleye Span's Please to See the King or Below the Salt, two pre-rock electric folk albums with a similar eerie medievally vibe. I can't give it the five stars it deserves, not being prog, but certainly 70s prog fans will enjoy Malicorne's music.
Heptade | 4/5 |


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