PrivateBallycotton : Jenseits vom Ende der Zeit (AT,2009)****
Ballycotton’s CD is beautifully composed folk-rock with chamber-like capacities. I knew the professional guitarist already from his own band Umnachter. His own contribution with guitar pickings and an occasional throat singing as the kind of overtone ‘whistling tone’ singing. An equally interesting accordionist and electric violinist all lead this band, with some hand percussion. The moody well arranged and sometimes semi-improvised chamber-like compositions are played with emotionality, but there are also happy rhythmic up tempo hophop-jig-alike dancefolk elements here and there. Very professional. Recommended for lovers of original folkrock.
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