Friday, April 22, 2011

Jahrtal/William Blake von Unschuld und Widerfahren/Ahnstern/2009 CD Review

Jahrtal is a Psycheldelic Folk project from Austria and this is a review of their album "William Blake Lieder von Unschuld und Widerfahren" which was released in 2009 by Ahnstern.

There are alot of many different folk instruments such as a sitar, lute, banji, dulcimer, gzitar, harpzither, psalter, flute, dubuk, schalm, violin, organ and bird's voice which all bring the music a heavy psychedelic folk feel.

Accoustic guitars use alot of fingerpicking and open chords with a small amount of a distorted electric guitar being used at times with some solos, that make you feel like you are in a folk music gathering, while the vocals are all clean singing vocals with some female singing being used at times.

Lyrics are based on the poem's of William Blake and are all translated in german, while the production has a mid 60's, early 70's folk feel.

In my opinion Jahrtal are a very good Psyedelic Folk band, and their approach to reciting William Blake is alot different than bands that have recited heas work in English, if you are a fan of this genre, you should check this band out. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nacht" "Wiegerlied" "Das Schulkind" and "Ach ! Sonnenblume". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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