Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Joy Of Nature/The Empty Circle Part II Rastos de Sangue e fragmentos de Tradicao/Ahnstern/2009 CD Review

The Joy of Nature are a band from Portugal that mixes neo-folk with experimental music and this is a review of their 2009 album "The Empty Circle Part II Rastos de Sangue e fragmentos da Tradicao" which was released by Ahnstern.

Accoustic guitars are mostly full chords and fingerpicking that brings out with feel of the dark age with alot of other folk instruments and percussion being used that gives the music a tribal and shamanistic feel mixed in with some noise elements that bring th experimental side to the music.

Vocals are all clean singing male and female vocals with some spoken word passages., while the lyrics are written in Portugueese and it is about the spiritual inheritance of the ancestors of that country, as for the production it is very dark and ancient sounding.

In my opinion The Joy of Nature are a very good experimental neo-folk band that should appeal to all fans of this genre. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tancheo" "Sete Cidares" "Por Tua Saudade" and "O Corjeto Sinstro das Sombres". RECEMMONDED BUY.

1 comment:

  1. And, by the way, The Joy of Nature has a new album - "My Work Was Not Yet Done".

    You can see here one of the promo videos:

    The album is available at: