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4 stars If you purchase this album by the teutonic Novalis don´t imagine to find krautrock "cosmic" delirious excentricites, this "Sommerabend" is rather sobre, symphonic in structure and stays nearer to works offered by english bands as Camel...A few moody, acoustic interludes and their great sense of musical introspection can sometimes reveal some influences from this typical german krautrock heritage. They definitely put the stress on varied musical textures, including beautiful, enchanting epic melodies. Sometimes plaintive their music can illustrate as well the dramatic and grandiose poetry of Friedrich von Hardenberg Novalis (the song "Wunderschätze" includes a text taken from Novalis poetry). The music alternates moods and instrumentations in a clever sense, alawys expressed with a lot of feelings and an emotional regard on the content. "Sommerabend" also includes beautiful acoustic guitar parts. Sorry for the scpetics but the vocals are strictly in German. A very recommended album which deserves the attention of collectors. It also perfectly demonstrates than occasionaly german progressive musicians can make excellent symphonic rock
philippe | 4/5 |


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