Wednesday 27 September 2017
Enbor - Enbor (1979)
The debut album from this Spanish band.
Enbor was a sextet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, woodwinds and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
After running a couple of the song titles through Google translate, I have found out that the vocals are in their Basque language. Hence, this band is from the Basque province of Spain.
There was and still is a lot of Basque folk and prog rock bands. The scene was pretty big. Enbor released two albums before they gave up. I will review their second album sometimes soon too/you will find a review of their second album somewhere else in this blog.
The music on this just over half an hour long album is melodic and pastoral. Steeleye Span, Pentangle and Fairport Convention is good references. Enbor does have some good vocals. But they did not have any great vocalist as the three other bands I mention did have.
The songs are warm, cosy and melodic. Maybe a bit too samey with a bit of a lack of varitations. The choirs and the vocals are really good, though. Ditto for the woodwinds. The electric guitars are OK and the acoustic guitars good.
I am a bit charmed and won over by this album. It is a good album which perhaps does not offer up the most technical music, but still hit some of the right buttons. Check it out.