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L' Herba D'HamelÝ

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2.84 | 9 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Entreacte I (1:37)
2. Obertura (2:44)
3. Canšo Del Poble Adormit (3:59)
4. La Dansa De Les Rates (5:23)
5. La Canšˇ Del Flautista (3:00)
6. La Dansa D'HamelÝ (2:26)
7. La Canšˇ De La Cobdicia (4:26)
8. La Dansa Dels Nens (2:50)
9. Entreacte II (7:03)

Total time 33:28

Line-up / Musicians

- Albert Nardi / electric guitar
- Llibert Ribˇ / vocals, flute, mandolin, 12-string acoustic guitar, organ
- Dani FabrÚ / bass
- Guillem Roma / drums, effects

Note: The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

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Digital album

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L' HERBA D'HAMEL═ La Dansa De Les Rates ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
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Review by apps79
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2 stars A Catalan group from Barcelona, found in 2001 with guitarist Albert Nardi, bassist Dani Fabre, drummer Guillem Roma and multi-instrumentalist Llibert Ribo as the original crew.The obcure name of the band propably is derived from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, which is a great story to be read.The same year the group released indepedently its debut ''La dansa de les rates''.

The strong folky content of the album strengthens the possible origin of the band's name, as ''La dansa de les rates'' has an evident medieval flavor, always supported by the solid guitar work of Nardi.The music is led by the nostalgic flute work, the secure use of 12-string guitars and mandolin, all performed by Ribo, and the occasional electric bursts.Vocals come possibly in the Catalan language, but they come out a bit colorless and without any particular passion.The tracks' structures are based on the constant switches between Medieval-styled Folk Rock and guitar-driven Rock music, but these sound quite loose without a high deegree of coherence.The band tries to deliver some intense and moving themes of a folky nature, but the result is not really conveincing.The best parts of the album are definitely the nice textures created by the electric guitars and flute interplays, much in the vein of JETHRO TULL or Italian bands such as OSANNA or JUMBO.Ribo is credited also the use of organ, but the only keyboard sound I can detect is somekind of synthesizer in a couple of tracks.

The potential is certainly there.More tight ideas and a more balanced sound would definitely improve L' Herba d'Hameli's style.Still there are some chances this work could be deeply appreaciated by lovers of electric Prog Folk...2.5 stars.

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4 stars This is the first ever review of a L Herba D Hameli album in the ProgArchives. I better use some time on describing their music too. L Herba D Hameli is not a run-of-the- mill folk rock band. Although they have one foot in the Prog Folk category, the other foot is all over the place. This ban ... (read more)

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