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VARDØGER

Folque

 

Prog Folk

2.43 | 14 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars Folque's third album, Vardoger, is pointed by most progheads as the album we should start with. I agree that from the Folque albums I heard (only the first three) , this one should please us more. But be wary when you want to investigate the folk/folk-rock band that , although there are times when they are very good and intricate moments/passages on the longer tracks , most of the album is still very traditional-sounding folk music that could easily be played in your local village summer celebrations such as the End Of Harvesting reunion with all of those suave female dancers full of old lace costume (it takes hours to undo those clothes , so any mating urges must be severely restrained).

Comparisons can again be drawn to Steeleye Span for the very traditional side and Fairport Convention and Incredible String Band for the slightly rockier side, but Folque should be more closely associated with the first mentionned one.

Again most progheads will find their happiness in the longer tracks but if one wants to investigate some of those intricate rythms , he migh also find his happyness. Again , I state here that Folque is a borderline case for inclusion in the ProgArchives, but most folk purists regards early Folque albums as essential.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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