Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Meyer | Autor: WS

This band from beautiful Cologne fits perfectly into the current folk revival around bands like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers. Four boys from the Rhineland carnival stronghold dare to produce handmade rustic music beyond the chic trends. They don't even start the album with a rousing singing folk, but with a dynamic lurker like Paul Simon has often created solo or with Simon & Garfunkel. You first have to dare to give your first business card so modestly with purely acoustic instruments. This speaks strongly in favour of Mario Nyéky's songwriting. On "Feed The Fire" it goes however then faster to the thing. Cajón (the "percussion stool"), violin, guitar and mandolin fight vehemently for attention. "To The Wind" is as delicate as an Irish folk ballad again. "Irish Melody" fiddles one logically directly into the Irish Pub, in which however also a certain Robert Zimmermann has taken a seat. Respect. Eight songs on a high compositional and instrumental level, which make both mood and thoughtful.

Top track: Hoalheray

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