Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Amazing Blondel - Fantasia Lindum (1971)
The third album from this English band.
The band was a trio on this album with a lineup of piano, flutes, harpsischord, crumhorn, harmonium, woodwind, lute, glockenspiel, dulcimer, double bass and vocals.
This band was one of the many folk rock bands who emerged from England during the end of the 1960s.
It can be argued that the likes of Strawbs and Fairport Convention were the leading lights in that scene. Amazing Blondel was following in their wake, but they were never copycats. They had their own style.
Their first two albums was OK'ish. The music was pretty basic folk rock.
Fantasia Lindum sees the band branches out towards old medieval folk music and symphonic prog. That whilst still maintaining one and a half legs in folk rock.
The music is pretty primitive with mostly vocals, an another instrument and guitars in the sound.
The songs though are a lot better than before. There is also a lot of good details here too. There is a lot to enjoy for both prog heads and folk rock fans.
Clocking in at just over thirty-five minutes long, this album really convinces me that even pretty simplistic folk rock can pull a big punch too.
This is a charming, interesting good album and one to check out.