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Ian Anderson


Prog Folk

3.60 | 226 ratings

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5 stars I am so happy I listened to this album because I am so positively surprised by it. Often I have hard to really understand the meaning of many modern records. Even if they are prog ones. This record by Ian Anderson did though give me the lovely feeling of true music, and also music that sounds like the fantastic seventies. Another reason I like this record so mush is that it's folk rock, perhaps rather than folk prog, I genre close to me with groups as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Folk & Rackare and Folque.

Ian Anderson, born 1947, has been around singing and playing his excentric music since the late sixties has here made his sixth solo album. Its cover shows a big spiritual man walking towards us with a rod in a desert landscape. As we are used to know him Ian Anderson performs with his great mouth, singing and playing flute is a masterful way. His playing is folky and very professional and his singing is unique and very poetic. The lyrics are qualified, filled with impressions and thoughts from popular culture and features of today. Both texts and melodies follow in an order, a specific thematic way.

He also has a group of very talanted musicians with him: John O'Hara which plays accordion(a welcome ingredient), piano, keyboards and organ, Florian Opahle who perform his guitar art, David Goodier who palys bass, Scott Hammond who drums and the co-singer Ryan O'Donnell. You could say it sounds like Jethro Tull, but I don't know why, this is absolutely as good as Jethro Tull.

I also like every track on the record, and I already look forward to hear it again. "The Engineer" for example is a perfect example of folk rock, full of inspiration and ideas and the sacral "Meliora Sequamur" which has something of market in it are perfect such as "The Browning of the Green", very English and also a bit electronic. "Puer Ferox Adventus" is a lovely ballad with so much instrumental fashion and "Enter the Uninvited" serves us glimpses of our poupular culture in a cosy manner. Of course a early as on "Doggerland" I was cought. This tasts so good. Almost everything on this album is perfect and I think you will find your own favourites beside these I mentioned. This is one of many few modern records I actually love. I think it's so genuine and English and it is telling something to us. We are talking about a record of words, so read them and listen! Five stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |


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