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Posted By: The Sandman
21-Aug-18 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
I listened to two tracks of calan, they are competent, but do not particularly do much for me, all a matter of taste, for example apparition a bit over arranged and vocals should be more to the fore and instruments too loud in relation to vocals, difficult to hear what the song is about on occasions, and long instrumental breaks in between imo do nothing to enhance the story line,
Synnwyr Solomon starts off better and vocal balance in reltion to instruments is a little better Calan do seem to be more about creating unusual sound than importance of lyrics
.Whatever happened to folk music being about simplicity.
I would rather listen to donovan singing colours, or jill pidd singing lord bateman unaccompanied than the kind of arrangements that calan do., all a matter of taste.
i believe joe g runs a folk club, is it the topic at bradford? if he does i find it rather sad that an organiser believes this group are the finest folk band, Synnwyr Solomon apparntly is a tradtional song, but the musical balance and treatment needs attention.