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3.58 | 7 ratings | 2 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Salthaga (2:01)
2. The Commoner's Right of Pannage (3:15)
3. To Freedom on a Palomino Palfrey (3:04)
4. Cloudesley's Unbeatable Aim (3:07)
5. As He Flew from the Trysting Tree with a Yaffleing Call (1:44)
6. Sir Fouke's Old Haunt (4:03)
7. Leaving Barnsdale for the Last Time (6:59)
8. Gamelyn's New Crown (3:49)
9. Another Game of Pluck Buffet (3:00)
10. If I, from an Oak Apple, Had Emerged (1:21)
11. The Fallow Faun and the Mogshade of June (3:16)
12. Eadric the Wild (2:06)

Total Time 37:45

Line-up / Musicians

- Alex Betts / keyboards, drums, flute, recorder, whistle, percussion
- Jonathan Betts / 6- & 12-string acoustic guitars, bass, mandolin

Releases information

Recorded at Hyrstgeard Studios 2011/2012
Remixed and remastered at Hyrstgeard Studios 2016

Self Produced Download (2012)

Digital album and CD (2016, remixed and remastered)

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AFFORESTED Surviving Remnants of the Medieval Greenwood ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
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Review by b_olariu
3 stars 3.5 really

Afforested is a progressive folk band from Kent, UK formed in 2007 by brothers Jonathan and Alex Betts. Thirs first full lenght album was release in sommer of 2012 named Surviving Remnants Of The Medieval Greenwood, they had aswell an EP released in 2009. Well, I was pretty surprised what I've hered here, folk acustic passages with solid keyboards added and all passages melted with progressive elements, makes from this release a very enjoyble one. The album is entirely instrumental, and the brothers handle all instruments to be heared here. The Celtic folk elements are also very present giving a pleasent atmosphere overall. Very nice keyboards passages, this type of prog folk I can listen every day, is not boring has , mellow parts, more up tempo and all the ingredients to be a very satisfaying release from start to finish. So, some similarities are with let's say Gryphon or in places with Gentle Giant in their most acustic phase.3.5 stars , enjoyble all the way, album available from their bandcamp page only in digital format at very low price, so don't hesitate to listen to this band, they are intresting.

Review by andrea
4 stars Surviving Remnants Of The Medieval Greenwood is the first full length album by Afforested and was self-released in 2012. It's an instrumental work where the British duo based in Kent and formed by brothers Jonathan and Alex Betts, two skilled multi-instrumentalists, showcase great energy and very good musicianship. Although most of the tracks are rather short, the music never gives me a sense of incompleteness and each piece seems just part of a long suite. You can find here merry Celtic dances and evocative folksy ballads where past and present melt in dreamy atmospheres under the shade of ancient trees and modern skyscrapers. Acoustic instruments and synthesizers drive you along magic paths, following the flights of ageless steel-eyed gryphons and the footsteps of cheerful, gentle giants... From the mythical forest of Fangorn to the Isle of Skye this is a wonderful music journey that is really worth experiencing! Anyway, have a try and judge by yourselves... By the way, in 2016 the album was remastered and now is available from the main digital stores.

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