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Dan Ar Braz


Prog Folk

3.77 | 25 ratings

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Lieven Van Paemel
5 stars After his years with Stivell, Dan made his first solo album "Douar Nevez" (New Earth). From start to finish this is a masterpiece of progressive folk. To have an excellent bass player like Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg (Ar Braz had a short stint with the band), an excellent hurdy gurdy player like Emanuelle Parrennin, or Patrig Mollard on pipes, Benoit Widemann on keyboards, Michel Santangeli on drums and you know you have some of the crème de la crème of French prog folk.

From the start "Intro" to "Morvac'h" (seahorse) on side 1 and from "Orgies Nocturnes" to "Douar Nevez" one is in a world of reality and myth, of mirth and laughter to gloom and dispair. Especially beautiful are "L'ennui du Roi", "Mort et immersion de Malguen/Fin du voyage" and "L'appel du sage".

It is an album I still play often, I even kept the CD to play in the car.

For people who like this kind of music, Malicorne etc, a real must!!! This one and his second "Allez dire a la ville" (Go and tell the city).

Lieven Van Paemel | 5/5 |


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