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L' Herba D'Hamelí

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3.91 | 32 ratings | 3 reviews | 7% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. El Llarg Revolt (17:19)
2. Noves Construccions (6:27)
3. Felacions del Mediterrani (7:56)
4. Picant Pedra (8:40)

Total time: 40:22

Line-up / Musicians

- Ricard Rius / vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
- Valentí Pinós / electric guitar
- Carles Pinós / keyboards, xylophone, vocals
- Guida Maymó / flute
- Dani Fabré / bass, vocals
- Guillem Roma / drums, percussion, Fx, producer

Releases information

Artwork: Josep Ventura

CD self-released (2009, Spain)
CD Musea Parallele ‎- MP3209 (2009, France)

Digital album

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L' HERBA D'HAMELÍ Inversa Visual ratings distribution

(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(62%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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L' HERBA D'HAMELÍ Inversa Visual reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars I really have enjoyed this one over the last week or so. This Spanish band is listed under Folk but this particular album has very little to do with that. The music is just so enjoyable and the flute is a nice touch too. I thought of RPI especially during the last track and also the Brazilian band VIOLETA DI OUTONO on the opener which is my favourite song on here.

And speaking of that opener "El Llarg Revolt" it's also the epic clocking in at over 17 minutes. The opening is so beautiful and then it picks up and gets fuller followed by vocals. So good ! It kicks in before 3 minutes to an uptempo instrumental. Then it settles back to that beautiful sound before 5 minutes. Nice bass 6 1/2 minutes in. It settles again to a vocal led piece before picking up 7 1/2 minutes in. Themes are repeated and it sounds like mellotron before 10 1/2 minutes. Check out the guitar 11 1/2 minutes in then the flute comes in a minute later reminding me of some of my favourite Swedish bands. Vocals are back. Acoustic guitar only before 15 minutes then it kicks back in with vocals. Great, great sounding tune.

"Noves Construccions" hits the ground running as we get this uptempo instrumental. The guitar and synths trade solos then the bass and drums lead around 3 1/2 minutes. The guitar leads 5 minutes in then the flute takes over. "Felacions Del Mediterrani" is really catchy then the guitar comes to the fore 3 minutes in followed by synths. It settles some with percussion but not for long. "Picant Pedra" along with the opening track are by far my favourites of the four songs. Marching styled drums and a powerful soundscape early on before it settles a minute in. Vocals follow. Man this sounds good. Flute joins in then we get this excellent instrumental section after 4 minutes. Nice. Vocals are back 5 1/2 minutes in then we get this strong RPI flavour 7 1/2 minutes in.

I can't recommend this high enough. Everything is just so well done. A solid 4 stars.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Formed in 2001, L'Herba D'Hameli (Hamelin Herb) is part of the Catalan contemporary prog landscape that includes Gurth, Urban Trapeze and RC2. If Gurth was influenced by King Crimson, Urban Trapeze by ELP, and RC2 crossed the pond from Venezuela, well, this Hamelin Grass seems to be the Catala ... (read more)

Report this review (#382592) | Posted by usa prog music | Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A change of style and a massive surprise. L Herba d Hamelí had some changes of members before the recording of this album and the end result was a change of direction. Only time will tell if this change of direction is permanent or not. Anyway; L Herba d Hamelí ditched the jazz/folk rock vibe ... (read more)

Report this review (#270627) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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