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Flairck - Gevecht Met De Engel [Aka: The Lady's Back] CD (album) cover




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3 stars Flairck - Gevecht met de Engel (1980) (Fight with the Angel)

Flairck is a traditional and extremely talented Dutch folk band. All members play several instruments ranging from stringinstruments, wind instruments and some other. On their second album Flairck decided it was time to make an up-tempo, instrumental folk album with complex arrangements and a heavy feel. Flairkc is not to be seen as progressive act, of progressive folk act however, they play pure folk without drums and electric guitars. This sound might dessapoint some rock oriented music listeners, but for people who can listen beyond the rocksounds this might be a hell of a gem. Though Flairck is completely akoustic, it still rock's in it's own classic folk way.

Gevecht met de Engel (which translates: Fight with the angel) has two sides representing to parts. The first side has four uptempo compositions, side two has one big concept devided in three parts. Though side two is basically one conceptual song it doesn't have much conceptual feel. This album just has a lot of good folky ideas and melodies played perfectly fitted in well written compositions.

Conclusion. This music is not completely my cup of Tea. I like the rock instrumentation and the drums, which isn't present at this album. And though the music is highly technical and sophisticated, it isn't progressive. It doesn't have that progressive feel of atmospherical sophistication. People who like real folk should listen some samples on PA or on Youtube before they buy music of Flairck. Those who like the classical folk Flairck plays so perfect will find a supurb album! For others this is not per se an excellent additions, so I'll give three stars. People interested in (prog)folk might add one star themselves.

friso | 3/5 |


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