This is a review of a split album between U.S.A's :novemthree: and Portugal's The Joy Of nature both bands that have been featured before in this zine with the album being self released in 2009 and called "Meandering In Streams Of Reflection/Auguries Of Innocence" and we will start off the review with :novemthree: which continues their psychedelic form of neo-folk music.
There side of the split starts off with acoustic guitars which uses of mixture of finger picking and full chords and percussion which gives the music a tribal and shamanistic feeling and after awhile folk instruments are added into the recording along with some melodic pagan chanting and on the following tack vocals become a part of the album.
When we get more into their side of the split the music starts getting a bit more diverse and darker while also bring in elements of 60's folk and psychedelic rock and they also bring in a small amount of instrumentals.
Song lyrics cover nature themes, while the production has a very dark and old school sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Joy Of nature and if you are a fan of psychedelic neo-folk music, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The First Flowers" and "Meadow Song.
Next up is The Joy Of Nature a band that plays a very experimental form of neo-folk music.
Their side of the splits starts off with acoustic and electric guitars, folk instruments and spoken vocals and after awhile regular singing becomes a part of the recording along with a small amount of guitar slides.
When their side of the split goes into other songs you can hear traces of 60's and psychedelic rock being added into certain sections of the recording along with the music getting more diverse with each track and there is also a brief use of heavy parts that have an almost black metal feeling to them and after awhile synths are brought in briefly and they also b ring a very dark sounding atmosphere to the recording as well as bringing in small parts of harsh noise.
Song lyrics cover dark, metaphysical and nature themes, while the production has a very strong and powerful sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the split.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from the Joy Of nature and if you are a fan of experimental neo-folk music, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nobody's Fault but Mine" and "The Show Is Over".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and if you are a fan of neo-folk, you should check out their side of the split. 8 out of 10.