Die Irrlichter – Zaubergarten (2015) – Review

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The German all-female band Die Irrlichter were a huge blip on our medieval radar for some time. And pretty prominently so. This band continues to fascinate this crew with their melodious style and pretty authentic representation as to how medieval music ought to sound like. Unless other bands that lose themselves in archaic stomping and howling.

Zaubergarten is the (still) newest and 7th studio album of this band. And it had me hooked right from the beginning. Whilst many of their contemporaries go down the leafy path to arcane wisdom or pleasure themselves with abject … [...] Click to raid more!

Faun – Midgard (2016) – Review

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First, we need to get back down to earth. It’s a bit like one of those old satellites that re-enter the atmosphere before they burn and crash onto lands unknown. I have never seen a hype quite like the one Faun went through once they changed style and direction, first on Von den Elben and then followed by Luna. And a totally negative one at that.

Now, before I start on Midgard, let’s just remember that this record charted at #3 in Germany and lasted there for 13 friggin’ weeks. So, there must be … [...] Click to raid more!

Faun – Von den Elben (2013) – Review

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A few years back, the German Medieval Folk band Faun suddenly reached into that box of magic wonders. This deep and mysterious magician’s hat that will always remain elusive of its contents. Until the show is over and the last trick is consumed.

And out came the 2013 record Von den Elben. A pretty cool and truly juicy record. One that nobody expected to be that – mainstream. Yes, you heard that right. A new style and direction that would be reinforced one year later in Luna. And the full monty in German language to boot.… [...] Click to raid more!

Faun – Luna (2014) – Review

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By the salty tongue of Loki, that terrible jester. I am really a happy camper today. Because I almost feared that Faun would suddenly veer away from the path to the right that they took with their 2013 piece Von den Elben.

But luckily, there’s nothing to it. It would have been a real pity, had they tried the old well-known howling again. But hey, I guess that Universal’s fingerprints are all over this particular crime. And those folks calmed Faun‘s worst urges down.

Because one short year after this thunderclap of a totally different and … [...] Click to raid more!