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GUDRUN

Pierrot Lunaire

 

Prog Folk

3.74 | 91 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars The band already released quite a decent work before this one, but when you will listen to the title and opening song, there will be only one question left: why is this band so much ignored???

The music displayed during ''Gudrun'' is just sublime: form symphonic in its birth, it evolves to sweet and folkish atmospheres and features some wild female vocals in the middle part (probably a little bit too much prolonged to my taste). This is a complex song that could be included in several prog genres: the band is very ''eclectic''?which means at time not very accessible to all ears.

The effort is still rewarding. Of course, you have to be prepared for quite a ride (maybe that an inclusion into the eclectic genre would be more appropriate). Of course ''Plaisir D'Amour'' opens with some very suggestive female vocals. This is an old French song totally revisited. It is part of the French patrimony and is here combined with some afro-beats during the second part. Quite an astonishing mix!

The overall feel is quite bizarre actually. Erotic vocals, psyche mood and some avant-garde impression as well. All combined! This is not an easy work to get into. Some very old radio programme recordings are opening the almost clerical ''Sonde In Profondit'' which later on conveys into some more symphonic territories.

Some of the tracks are quite embarrassing though: I can't really be laudatory about such a mascarade as ''Mein In Armen Italiener''.

To be honest, this album is overshadowed by the title track (but only partially). Three stars for this album which is quite difficult to categorize. Symph? Italian? Eclectic? Maybe a portion of each, but prog folk is alien here.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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