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4 stars Afforested were formed in 2007 in Kent, UK, by two brothers, Alex and Jonathan Betts.Alex handles the drums, flutes, keys and whistles, while Jonathan is responsible for the acoustic guitars, bass, mandolin and vocals.The British duo recorded a short EP in 2009, entitled ''Wolf's Heads and Woodlanders'', and offered it as a free download through their bandcamp website.

This EP is quite short, only 15 minutes long divided into 5 mostly instrumental tracks, which are all absolutely fascinating, offering a nice mix of Folk Rock and keyboard-dominated Progressive Rock.The music of Afforested is full of dreamy nuances through the great interplays between keyboards, acoustic guitars and flutes, which are the dominant instruments.In these five short compositions the duo combines the delicacy of folklore soundscapes with the virtuosity of keyboard techniques and the sensitivity of flute sounds.The result is some highly energetic musicianship, deeply grounded in Progressive Music, and if you could imagine Graeme Taylor of GRYPHON and JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson collaborating with Martin Orford of IQ, the result would be pretty much the same.

Excellent EP.Flashy, symphonic synthesizers meets the acoustic face of British Folk and the proposal of Afforested is extremely original.A band to keep an eye on.

apps79 | 4/5 |


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