Friday, December 18, 2009

Mara! - "Images" {Australia} [1984] prog folk

Mara!’s musicians are among the most highly regarded world and jazz players in Australia. Together in Mara! they create one of Australia’s most exciting, innovative and uplifting ensembles.
Over the last 25years, Mara! have developed a unique musical style which fuses folk roots with modern jazz expressionism, adding influences from rock to early music, while journeying through Anglo-Celtic, middle Eastern, Balkan and Mediterranean traditions. Nowadays Mara! perform many original works which are a musical mirror where these flavours find their dazzling reflection. Fronted by the remarkable and magnetic voice of Mara Kiek, Mara! have brought their virtuosic concert performances…read more here

dAance oF ZalonGou..
sAdina jaNA..
NeSa NeSa..


nahavanda said...

after uploading the album i noticed it is orginally reviewed at at dec 2008, since i like the album i wanted to bring your attention (one more time) ;)

Ric said...

Could you re-post it? The link seems not to be working...


isabelbc said...

hi Ric,

link works very well...

Isabel :o)

icastico said...

Not sure if this is prog, but I think it will interest your readers...

Afro-ambient noise, meditative minimalism, experimental drones.

Spread the word.

Happy Holidays

Anonymous said...

why is it that on the post Mara are claimed to be Australian, but when you unzip the files the folder within says they're from England? (And from the cover notes it also appears to have been recorded in England)
Nice music though!

foksaexploz said...

What a strong music! Very ethnic and folk aspects.
Thanks for the discovery!

byfuss said...

It is awesome,also i want sorella

Anonymous said...

To answer Chris above: Yes, the band is Australian. This vinyl LP was released on a British record label, with British folk acoustic-bass god Danny Thompson (ex-Pentangle) playing throughout, and so it might well have been recorded in Britain.

IMAGES is Mara's best work. 25 years later they are still trooping on. I love the singer Mara's voice. I have not heard this digital rendering of the album, but all physical copies of the vinyl which I have known are noisier than they should be, especially on the excellent quiet song "Past Caring."


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