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GIBRA'ARA

Amarok

 

Prog Folk

2.57 | 11 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars This third album from this Spanish band doesn't sound no other than its predecessors.

At times, it is a blatant exercise that seriously reminds some MO works: but don't look for any grandeur la "Ommadawn" or "Hergest Ridge". You won't find it here. Only a collection of peaceful tracks at times combined with some light vocals. But at the end of the day, there is little to mention about this work.

This album is quite frankly sub-par in comparison with "Els Nostres Petits Amics" or "Canciones De Los Mundos Perdidos". No outstanding tracks (but the band didn't produce many) and a relative insignificance are the signals of a serious let down in their work.

This is just fifty minutes of average music. Is it folk? Prog folk? I don't know?it is not very much of my liking. Mellow, little variations, too few external performances (violin, oboe) are the common treat on "Gilbra'ara". You might have understood that this one is not really an album that I could praise too much. Even the long "Por La Senda De Los Cerezos En Flor" is quite flat: uniform (female) vocals as usual, delicate piano but no enthusiasm really to enlighten almost eleven minutes of music. What else can I say? Probably nothing, I'm afraid. The last three songs from this work are not worth of a mention. Even if the title track features some Oriental beat which is not bad at all.

Instrumental passages with flavours are alien, passionate vocals as well. So. What's left? Not much I'm afraid. More than two stars for this "Gilbra'ara" wouldn't represent my opinion.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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