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3.55 | 13 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars This music blends elements of both European traditional folk and classical music within a progressive rock context. Approach is quite melodic, revealing fine performing and skills of doing arrangements, this allowing birth of pleasant pastoral rock songs. I believe these could be possibly described with comparisons as a blend of less-sweeter and romantic incarnation of the most popular line-up of Renaissance and a more elitist print of Jethro Tull. Often the moods are playful and happy, or slightly minor key mellow. Songs are sung in German by female and male vocals, though many songs are totally instrumentals. There is also one sitar song included, bringing some oriental hippie influences to the record.

I have searched the records of this band for some time, and I'll certainly look for more, though this was not the most mind blowing experience. Highlights for me were the slightly Celtic sounding hypnotic "How Can I Keep My Maiden Head", which could be danced around the fireside forever (if the song would not end). Good album still, and recommended for fans of folk music and those interested of 1970's Germany hippie rock scene. Have to look out the other records of this group too, as a part of my conquest for pagan folk music delights.

Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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