Nienor are a duo from Portugal that plays a very experimental form of neo folk and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2014 ep.
Acoustic guitars start off the ep and bring in a neo folk sound along with some saxophones that replace flutes as well as making the music more experimental sounding and the acoustic guitars also use of good mixture of both full chords and clean playing and after a few instrumental tracks vocals start finding their way into the music.
At times the music sounds very medieval and has the ancient pagan middle ages feeling while the saxophones give the songs more of an updated feeling and as the ep progresses a small amount of ritualistic chants can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the outro also brings in electric guitars before closing with a bonus track that shows the music returning back to an acoustic direction.
Nienor plays a very experimental style of neo folk that brings in a primitive feeling while also sounding medieval at times, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and English and cover nature themes.
In my opinion Nienor are a very great sounding experimental neo-folk project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cleaned At Last" and "Which Side Are You On". 8 out of 10.