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4 stars Spanish combo AMAROK is a veteran band on the Spanish progressive rock scene, and from their formation back in 1990, they released new material at a fairly steady pace for the first 15 or so years of their existence. The number of new albums has slowed down after that, and following their seventh studio album "Sol de Medianoche", the band disbanded. "Hayak Yolunda" is the eighth studio album by this seasoned, now resurrected band, and was jointly released by Azafran Media and Musea Records in the fall of 2015.

This production by Amarok comes across as something of a water-shift creation, where the main album presumably indicates the kind of material we can expect to hear from the band in the future: delicate and relatively unobtrusive compositions that blend elements from folk music into a dampened, sophisticated take on vintage-era symphonic art rock. The bonus CD comes across as something of farewell to the kind of material the band explored in the past, partially due to the marked difference in style on those compositions, partially due to the descriptions given this material in the booklet of this double-CD release. Both CDs are quality productions though, and, first and foremost with the main CD in mind, I'd recommend those, who tend to enjoy bands such as Camel, to give this outing a check.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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