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4.16 | 651 ratings

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5 stars 19 February 1971 one of the most interesting, surreal, mysterious and scariest albums ever came out on the Dawn label. First Utterance is the first Comus album and is one of my favorite albums. Easily the most alluringly creepy folk music I've ever heard. But i'm fascinated. Fascinated by the interplay between the acoustic guitar and the bass, percussion and violin. Fascinated by the flying flute and lyrical, almost Arcadian, female harmonies. Fascinated by off-kilter rhythm. The musicianship here is top-notch. Thankfully there isn't a single weak moment to be found here. It's a mammoth achievement, both for folk music and music in general. The way the dark themes are handled gives this album a very intriguing, bizarre and captivating atmosphere at the same time. First Utterance one of the most inventive and distinctive works to come out of the 1970s progressive rock movement. Comus debut has achieved a remarkable cult status. First Utterance is a masterpiece in every possible way.
nikitasv777 | 5/5 |


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