Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Parzival - ''Legend'' {Germany} [1971] @256 (Prog. folk)

One of the keenest Folk Prog group to come from Germany, Parzival should appeal to most progheads especially those looking into medieval music as a main influence. Organized around a guitar-bass-drums trio (the bassist being multi- instrumentalist from KB to violin) with an added instruments ranging from the cello, flute to the oboe.

It isn't acid /psych folk music as the compositions offered by other germans as Emtidi, Carol Of Harvest but it is very closed to Ougenweide and their Pagan, traditional folk. The result can (mentaly) lead you to have the feeling that you go back to the past. Each track of the album has its very special mood, sometimes written in a plaintive tone (the delicious Wall Bungalow accompagned fo the piano, the pastoral song Empty land), epic (Marshy legend), dark & melodic. Despite that the instrumentation is essentialy acoustic and the "roots" are in traditionnal folk music, a few rock ingredients are mixed with the ensemble, creating original musical sequences and progressive harmonies.

This album is not at all basic folk music and really defines what prog folk is. Moreover it is made in a very emotional mood, the musical qualities are always present in favor of fixing the attention of the listener. A deep musical journey in the past! It can easily be conceived as the legendary adentures of Parzival put into music!

Parzival - Empty Land:

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EelaFree said...

Parzival - Legend

EelaFree said...

im obsessed with sound quality of my mp3's. err... for my ears this records bass sound is very high, and has some other problems too.

recommended sound configs:

: ) have a good time ^^

slugbucket said...

This is great! Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Can you re-upload please

Anonymous said...

link down

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