Pleasantly powerful seasonal music magic Erwilian – Advent

This entry is part 20 of 31 in the series Single, EP and Video reviews

Pleasantly powerful seasonal music magic Erwilian – ADVENT:  When the latest release from Erwilian arrives, my ears are (definitely) at the ready… before I give you my thoughts on this latest magical journey from the group, I (most STRONGLY) suggest you watch their live performance of “Carol of the Bells” first…

…since you’re there already, be sure you SUBSCRIBE to the Erwilian YouTube channel… I did (right away).

I’m proud to say that the group is from my own neck of the woods, up Seattle-way… the players (Jordan Buetow: Recorders, Hammered Dulcimer, Harmonium, Percussion; Matt Garcia: Harp, Hammered Dulcimer, Bass; John Hintze: Drums & Percussion, Celesta, Bells; Malcolm Lee: Bass, Acoustic Guitar; Bethel Melton: Hammered Dulcimer, Soprano Recorder; Scott Melton: Acoustic Guitar, Mountain Dulcimer and Keely Rendle: Violin, Mandolin, Percussion) will wrap you right into their spell on tunes like the 4:25 closer, “Nova“… recording quality is excellent, and the group’s pacing is perfect!

I particularly enjoyed the lively recorder on “Animaux: La Faune“… I believe this piece will be getting LOTS of airplay on many stations celebrating the season ’round the globe.

I enjoyed all the performances, of course, but the one I chose as my personal favorite is the 5:36 “Whiteout“… for some reason, I just couldn’t get the images of sleighing through the snow out of my head as I listened to this wonderful piece of music!

I give Erwilian a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.  Get more information about the group on the Erwilian website.              Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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