Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Moon Far Away/Ahnstern/2010 CD REview

Moon Far Away are a band from Russia that plays an original brand of neo-folk that has elements of post-punk and gothic in their music and this is a review of their 2010 album "Minnesang" which was released by Ahnstern.

Drums are mostly slow beats that have a very tribal and shamanistic feel to them, while the bass playing is mostly slow riffs that have a very powerful sound to them.

Violins have a very dark and romantic sound to them, while the accordions bring in the folk music feel to this music mixed in with alot of other folk instruments such as flutes and triangles.

Accoustic guitars are very simplistic and primal with alot of full chord riffs and some fingerpicking, while the vocals are all clean singing male and female vocals that have an angellic feel to them at times.

Lyrics cover medievel topics with songs about knights, witchcraft, folklore, and Russian Pride with a good mixture of both English and Russian lyrics, while the production has a very dark and professional feel to it.

In my opinion Moon Far Away are a very good neo-folk/gothic band that should appeal to all fans of this genre. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "And The Light Shineth In Darkness" Sweet Olga" "Witchcraft by A Singing" and "Holy Mother Russia". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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