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Colin Mold


Prog Folk

3.53 | 13 ratings

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3 stars Very accomplished musician from United Kingdom.Mold had come in touch with piano, violin and guitar already before the age of ten and he first appeared in the music scene with Kara, the band he formed in St. Albans in 2004.After a good self-titled album with his group Mold focused on releasing his first personal album ''Water of Divinity'', a work that saw the light in 2007 as a self-produced CD.Mold plays all instruments and sings on this effort, except for two tracks where Jo Marriot plays flute and another one where Kara bandmate Steve Barfoot plays the drums.

Originally the album was heading for an all instrumental work around the story of British Christian martyr Saint Alban, ending up though being a mix of sensitive instrumental and vocal tracks.Mold's style has strong resemblances to his band KARA and the solo albums of COLIN MASSON, drawing influences from the works of STEVE HACKETT and MIKE OLDFIELD.The music is strongly based on ethereal soundscapes with dreamy synthesizers, moving electric guitars and a heavy dose of acoustic movements with a huge Celtic influence.The material has a strong sense of melody and deep atmosphere with sparkling electric solos, grandiose symphonic textures and folky vibes, keeping a fantastic balance between Rock and Folk music, resulting a trully proggy work with versatile themes.Another strong asset of the album is Mold's voice, which is simply beautiful and delicate, full of emotional singing lines.There are no evident black holes despite the album being a one-man effort, ''Water of Divinity'' is filled with melodic, rich and colorful arrangements of high class.

Hard to realize there is one sole figure behind this great album.Emotional and highly melodic Progressive Rock with obvious Folk vibes in a work, where little pearls are dispersed here and there.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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