Genre/Influences: Chanson, Psychedelic, Neo-Folk, Experimental.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: The duo Martyn Bates (Attrition) – Alan Trench released this latest opus by the end of 2021. It’s their sixth album and the third one released by FinalMuzik.
Content: Bates and Trench move on there where previous works stopped. They again got inspired by a kind of free-style mixing elements of pure Chanson together with Neo-Folk, Psychedelic music and Ballads. They sometimes remind me of the work of The Legendary Pink Dots.
+ + + : This is a new and totally minimal-kind of production. The work sounds as an invitation to travel and dream away with a touch of ‘World Music’ on top. Both artists used several acoustic instruments injecting authenticity to their work. It sounds graceful and immersive.
– – – : The album is missing a true climax.
Conclusion: I get a similar feeling with this album as its predecessors; an easy and pleasant listening without absolute ups not downs.
Best songs: “Two Ravens”, “Taile Of A Charm”, “At The Fair Of St. Botolph”.
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