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Orplid: Greifenherz

If you look at the cover art, you may ask yourself: "What kind of music is Orplid playing?" Well, their music is just as hard to define as the picture of this predator in the Egyptian desert, completed with pyramids in the background.

Enigmatic, surely; mystical, perhaps; still, Greifenherz is always wrapped with melodic tonalities. Orplid is basically a one man project consisting of Frank Machau (all instruments, vocals and compositions), with the help of Uwe Nolte on lyrics and visuals. As it was the case before, the participation of a female vocalist, Sandra Fink, adds the right amount of drama and craziness (the good tasty type of course) into their musical structure. Another interesting aspect about this duo is the use of other writers' work like poems from Frank Wedekind and Rolf Schilling. Music becomes more difficult to categorize when inspirations and directions are varied. Indeed, Greifenherz shows similarities with genres such as: ambient, neo-folk, experimental, rock, alternative, symphonic, electronica, and industrial, while managing to make sense without dwelling into some sort weird melting pot, so to speak. The vocals of Frank are quite something too, rich and deep, which he used rather dramatically in expressing Uwe's words, all written in their native tongue by the way.

Greifenherz is a very good avant-gardist release, counting numerous excellent songs such as: "Traum vom Blashyrkh", "Falken-Eid" and "Luzifer".

Track listing:
1- Falken-Eid I
2- Luzifer
3- Schwertgesang
4- ...
5- Totenesche
6- Myrmidonenklarge
7- Des Sperbers Geheimnis
8- ...
9- Schlaf im Mohn
10- Traum von Blashyrkh
11- ...
12- Der Anarchist
13- Gesang an den Horusfalken
14- Falken-Eid II

Added: December 30th 2008
Reviewer: Denis Brunelle
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 2075
Language: english

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