Miller Sounds Prod. The Rowan Amber Mill : Midsummers -picture cdr- (UK,2009)**°'
Besides that I fell a bit cheated by this picture CDR posing as a real CD (I told you a million times that you won’t be able to play CDRs after some time so that they are rather momentual editions which as a collector are nearly worthless), the music is of course what I expected.
The Rowan Amber Mill has something of the English nature, an almost pagan feeling underneath the music, while being based partially on the English folk heritage, from medieval folk and a flavour Victorian romantism towards folk-rock revival times, but in a more primitive poor setting, while keeping the English nobleness intact with nature's calls in mind. There’s a nice female folky lead voice with dual singing, lots of nice picking instruments (banjo, mandolin, bouzouki,..) and nice recorder arrangements but I also heard a little bit of keyboards or other more droning instruments, like a psychedelic haze of mystery over the music as a camouflage for the, still attractive, relative simple fundaments of the music. A welcome addition for lovers of the neo-pagan and Wickerman remembrance days and medieval music and events celebrations in the woods and on the hills.