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LUCKY LEIF & THE LONGSHIPS

Robert Calvert

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.92 | 21 ratings

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Patique
4 stars This album tells about Vikings' trip to America. Looking at the music side of this album I have to admit that "Leif..." is a unique collage of different music styles. There are tracks kept in Hawk-climate ("Ship Of Fools", "Ragna Rock" or electrically "Storm Chant Of The Skraelings") also You can find a parody of The Beach Boys style ("Lay Of The Surfers") or counrty rock style ("Moonshine In The Mountains"). Besides Robert Calvert reached for early Pink Floyd soundlike song ("Brave New World") and some music experiments ("Phase Locked Loop", "Volstead O Vodeo Do"). When You add to it all a song based on shanty harmonies ("Voyaging To Vinland") and imposed in many coasts declamation ("The Making Of Midgard") you will recieve rare mixture which is hard to call "a simple concept-album". Explanation is simple: Hawkwinders always shocked and they often crossed stereotyped borders of music styles.
Patique | 4/5 |

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