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Culpeper's Orchard


Eclectic Prog

2.06 | 13 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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2 stars Sadly this album is a real letdown in my opinion after the two good art rock albums Culpeper's Orchard did before this. Here the last progressive "artistic" elements have been lost, and the result is a professionally done hillbilly southern rock album, little in style of later The Allman Brothers Band and Lynnyrd Skynnyrd. There are familiar musical tones present from their earlier albums here, for example the strong multi vocal harmonies and the pleasant mixture of acoustic and electronic guitars, but I don't really care much for the dominant straightforward American country rock feeling of this album. On the other hand, these country rock elements were already present even in their first album, but in minor amount than here. Maybe the interest of the musicians moved away from the art rock towards more close-to-earth levels? Artists have to follow their feelings or cash certainly. I would recommend this album only as a curiosity for those who really liked the band's two first albums, or for those who like music of this style. I personally hoped that the little Tuvstarr riding with the elk would have been allowed to be going for a little better song. The band members clearly liked these John Bauer's pictures, as they used his illustration on their second album too, truly enchanting them being.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 2/5 |


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