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Talking about medieval music...

Post by Barcelona's knight » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:39 pm

This is a very interesting thread in my opinion. To me Glass Hammer is putting together my two main interests in music: prog rock and medieval music.
I am also following with interest the career of Blackmore's Knight.
It is quite funny to me to see such an interest in medieval culture in Newfoundland! Sometimes in the Olde Europe this things are so commonplace that they are not so appreciated. This is not my case, obviously.
Anyway, for those of you who might share my interest in the music of the ancient times, I do really reccommend a German band called Wolfenmond. Germans have a fame of taking everything bloody seriously; well, Wolfenmond lives up to this fame. Do not expect then a normal rock environment: just acoustic instruments with a lot of bagpipes and percussion, and vocals (sung in the original language of the tunes, because most of them are versions: German, Latin, Swedish...). They might turn your home into a castle!

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:39 pm

WOAH! Definitely sounds like my kind of thing! Different languages (especially swedish! yay!), medieval music... Does it have lots of recorders??



...and does it have krumhorns? :lol:
(I just think they're hysterical.)
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Post by FredProgGH » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:52 pm

Same here. I've been listening a lot to THIS very cool cd. I could seriously see trying to make the next GH album a serious baroque rock album in the vein of Gryphon (but heavier) and Gentle Giant (when they are in that mood). Anyone interested in that??

Of course, I want to explore the symphonic thing more as well and I think Steve does too. There might be a way to blend the two.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:55 pm

YES!!! That sounds awesome, Fred!!! As long as you got the multivox! ^_^
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Post by Guest » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:04 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:WOAH! Definitely sounds like my kind of thing! Different languages (especially swedish! yay!), medieval music... Does it have lots of recorders??
Yes, of course, and very probably krumhorns too (I could transcribe here the list of instruments but if you are as fluent in German as myself, it will not be of much help). Check if you want their website http://www.wolfenmond.de or even better their latest opus "Flammenspiel & Schattenklang". But be advised that this is not as poppy as Blackmore's Knight!
And regarding the possibility of a Glass Hammer Gryphon-esque Cd, it sounds very interesting, although it would mean a risky deviation from the original concept. Count with my pair of ears to check it!

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Post by Bozo » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:26 pm

If you like wolfsmond you should check out Gaya their even better. They often play as warm up for Blackmoore´s Night. They use Krumhorns and all other medival instruments you could think off. But they usually sing in German they have some songs in Englisch too.
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Post by Barcelona's knight » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:45 pm

Wow! So many people living in the wrong millenium! :lol:

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Post by Bnielsen » Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:24 pm

hm.. maybe another double album? ;-) with another Roger Dean cover and digipack set? :twisted: I would think that would be well received ;-)
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:43 am

No, Roger Dean rocks, but I want to see some more Trevor Smith (did I get his name right?)!! Lisette was so awesome!
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:36 am

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:06 pm

Thanks, that's right. At least I got the Tr... heh... :oops:
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