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4.06 | 19 ratings

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4 stars Formed out of the ashes of the 70's folk/rock group ''Bran'',PERERIN stumped progressive rock with their unique blend of progressive rock with traditional folk.By the start of the 80's the Wales-based folk-oriented band moved a step further,adding evident progressive elements to their music as shown through their release ''Haul ar yr eira''.

Entirely sung in the Welsh dialect,the album offers the listener some of the very best psych/folk music around,surrounded by beautiful mellotrons,a tight rhythm section and electric guitars.However (and this heads to die-hard rockers),do not expect some heavy musicianship in the vein of ''Jethro Tull'' or something.The main thing here are the splendid acoustic guitars,the superb flute passages and the use of bongos,congas or mandolin to create this ethereal,unique and dreamy atmosphere.But this whole package is surrounded and doubled by extensive yet careful use of mellotron, melodic HACKETT-ish guitar parts and distinctive bass work,when needed.Vocals are split between male and female with strong harmonies and celestial choir-like arrangements,which make the color of this listening even more dreamy and folkish.Anyone who's after some ethereal rock music with folk elements can consider this album as a masterpiece!For everyone else...just give PERERIN a try,you won't regret it...A fair 4 stars rating by my side.

apps79 | 4/5 |


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