- Deception - Bells 5:07
- Deception - Gäbelbachiana 6:25
- From Tandragee to Longford 4:53
- Shift - Toothless 3:37
- Shift - Factory by the Hill 4:56
„This, ladies and gentlemen, is not your everyday radio track, playing in the back and forgotten right after you heard it. The new release of Switzerlands celtic folk band An Lár is a carefully constructed and masterfully executed narrative, telling the story through classic instruments.
I am blown away by the captivating appearance of the tune. The single elements are played in a signature lightweight and playful fashion, creating a positive and uplifting atmosphere in the process. The sound feels like the single instruments wouldn’t just create a track to dance to, it’s as if the instruments themselves would be dancing with each other. The amount of chemistry between the band members is something that cannot be taught, it just feels magical to a certain degree to listen to the sound happen as if it was the easiest thing to do.
I admit it, I’m a sucker for classical instruments. Almost any of them. Played in a way where you can hear all the emotion transmitted from the soul of the player is when music reaches its full potential in my opinion. And if this happens, something instantly connects my mind to the sound. It triggers emotions, feelings, thoughts, memories, you name it – it just connects the dots in my mind. The mind is set in motion through the sound. Thats exactly what happens when listening to ‘Captivity Reels’. For me, the track is liberating what normally is held back.“
An Lár (irish gaelic pour „le centre“) est un groupe de celtic folk vibrant de Berne. Ils jouent leurs propres compositions, insprirés par la musique traditionnelle et contemporaine irlandaise, écossaise, bretonne et asturienne.
En october 2019, An Lár ont publié leur sixième album DECEPTION, y compris les singles THE RETURN OF THE DEAD, BELLS et GÄBELBACHIANA. Les moceaux peuvent être écoutés sur des playlists Spotify telle que Celtic, Scottish and Irish Music / Painting in Music / World Music Fusion / Celtic Acoustic and Evening Acoustic. C’est le premier album de An Lár publié par le label speedchill de Elson Complex.
Vidéo THE RETURN OF THE DEAD par Roman Droux
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