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HÖLDERLINS TRAUM

Hoelderlin

 

Prog Folk

4.13 | 92 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars HOELDERLIN created this record of German Folk music in the early seventies, releasing this album in 1972. Mainly female vocals were used as well as lots of acoustic guitars, flute, violin, cello and drums. As a result we are treated to a gentle and delicate folky album. The opening and closing tracks are my favourites where they seem to step out of that Folk vibe.

The first song "Waren Wir" begins with female vocals for about a minute that suddenly stop, then mellotron rolls in along with flute and light drums for the rest of the song. Spoken male words late. It's great ! This would be the only song with mellotron and there is the spirit of Krautrock in this one as well. ",,Peter" is quite catchy with acoustic guitars and female singing. Acoustic guitar ends it. "Strohhalm" has this Indian flavour with the guest musicians playing tablas and sitar. "Requiem Fur Einen Wicht" features female vocals, flute and acoustic guitar. "Erwachen" is a sad Folk song with lots of flute to open and violin later. "Wetterbericht" is a highlight because of the dual acoustic guitar playing that is so good. Female vocals come in.The final song "Traum" may be the best song on here. Lots of violin and cello with the drums keeping a steady rhythm.

I originally gave this 3 stars but have since grown to appreciate what this band have created here. A very solid 4 stars for this one.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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