Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Joy Of Nature - The Empty Circle Part II - Rastos De Sangue E Fragmentos Da Tradição
Portuguese neofolk in the same thematic vein as Sangre Cavallum, only with more of a focus on the culture of the mysterious mid-Atlantic islands of the Azores. Professional in instrumentation and composition, with a healthy does of atmospheric sonics and samples. My understanding of Portuguese is nil but this is generally of a less martial feel than other neofolk, more of a solo personal approach, as well as a bit more focused on themes of Christianization than is the norm. The album is not overly conceptual and is filled with many moments of purely beautiful classically-informed music.