Friday, April 8, 2011

Frakmundt/Urbarglieder/Percht/Steinklang/2010 CD Review

Frakmundt are a band from Switzerland That featues Cz the mastermind behind Vinterriket, Atomtrakt, and Dannagoischd that plays a style that I would describe as being Swiss Ur Folk and this is a review of their debut album "Urbarglieder" which was re-issued by Percht and Steinklang.

Percussions are mostly slow beats with alot of folk instruments being used such as the accordion, flute and violins which gives the music a very ancient feel.

Accoustic guitars are mostly full chords and fingerpicking that are played at a midpaced beat that brings an European folk music feel to the music, while the vocals are all clean singing vocals wioth some whispers, spoken word passages,females singing and a small amount of aggressice vocals that have a black metal feel to them, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark feel to the music.

Lyrics are written in german and cover old sagas and nearly forgotten songs and atmospheres of Switzerland, while the production has a very dark and esoteric feel.

In my opinion Frakmundt are a very good neo-folk band and another masterpiece from cz, if you are a fan of that style and all of the other guys projects, you should check out this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Die Alte Schyzer" "Herschtmanet" "Simelibarg" and "wormer". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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