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CHAPTER AND VERSE

The Merlin Bird

 

Prog Folk

3.83 | 23 ratings

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Mind_Drive
4 stars The Merlin Bird captured my attention with their name, that sounded somehow promising to me and I felt I should check them out.

And well, sometimes, our feelings lead us to great desicions..

Chapter and Verse is their first full length album although they have been around making music for almost 9 years now. But with only two members left, they seem to have everything a well balanced and versatile band needs.

The album carries a very special aura of enchanted places, promising endeavours and sacral, medieval times. The haunting female voice is just a pleasure to the ear and when they both sing along or in canon itīs very beautiful!

They crafted a skillful blend of smphonic, folk and even electronic elements with soothing vocals that sometimes remind of ancient monastery chorals.

Many of the intriguing melodies are highly memorable and please everytime I revisit this album. The more calm songs still evoke heartwarming feelings of longing and security making this debut a very special and beautiful journey.

For all, who want to discover a rather exceptional approach to folk prog with a surpisingly convenient output, I highly recommend this little overlooked gem!

4.2 / 5 Stars!

Mind_Drive | 4/5 |

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