Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Worldmusic | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Eigenvertrieb | Autor: MFG

The North Rhine-Westphalian bagpipe player Thomas Lukassek is one of the grandmasters of his profession, respected not only in Germany, but also in the homeland of the instrument he played, the British Kingdom. Lukassek can be engaged as a virtuoso on the most different bagpipes, gladly in full kilt outfit, for weddings and business receptions. But his great passion is to record his own compositions and traditionals he has worked on. "A Day In Full Dress" is already his second album (an EP was the first musical sign of life on record). Those who have a passion for the always somewhat crumpled, always somewhat wistful sound of the bagpipe, can only be captured by the Celtic inspired, longing sound of the Scottish fanatic Lukassek, which he unfolds here with ten songs in front of you. The quiet passages are reminiscent of early Runrig, when they were more folk than rock. The harder ones have parallels to the folk-punk bagpipes of the Dropkick Murphys.

Top track: Tailor's Dream

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