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History - Review

Being largely unfamiliar with this group, this was a total pleasant surprise to hear their awesome sound. This album presents us just a taste of what we've been missing from this group over the years, just a bit of their "history". And now I think most fans of medieval music will be itching to pick up everything they can from this group. They take a step back in time, picking up authentic instruments from periods long past from many different cultures, focusing around celtic and pagan-folk, they use their talents to come together for a wealth of great music on this disc in just five pleasant tracks.

It all kicks off on this disc with "The Well", which is a fun, lilting celtic piece. The acoustic guitar, mix of different vocals (male and female) along with the didgeridoo and percussion make this a fun piece. This leads us right into the instrumental, moving folk piece with the didgeridoo providing an awesome underlying bass support structure and the flute taking the lead on this piece while the percussion picks up and moves things along. Of course nobody can pick up this disc and listen to it and not love "Wytches' Brew" with lines I'm familiar with from MacBeth and other stories and movies that bring to life imagery of three ugly hag witches conjuring up their spell over a cauldron of bubbling potion. This fun piece will have you singing along in no time and though true fans of this music will listen to it all year-round, it makes a great Halloween piece as well.

Picking up the instruments and keeping the vocals only to a chant "Tine Bealtaine" is another fun, moving piece with harp, percussion, guitar and various other instruments really bringing this piece to life. And that brings us to the final piece on the album "Etrezomp-ni Kelted" which starts off with beautiful harp and slowly gives way to guitar and female vocals. These are joined by heavy percussion and once again the didgeridoo becomes an integral part providing a lush soundscape over a festive piece.

Fans of Corvus Corax and Estampie should really enjoy this group with their medieval sound and fun twists throughout. For those in North America this is a great introduction to this band with the only complaint being that there are only five tracks, so it's more of a teaser for those that love this style of music.

Rating: 4/5



Website: www.omnia-neocelt.com
Label: Noir / Dancing Ferret

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