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Corde Oblique - A Hail of Bitter Almonds CD (album) cover

A HAIL OF BITTER ALMONDS

Corde Oblique

 

Prog Folk

4.29 | 15 ratings

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Warthur
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3 stars I was rather taken by Corde Oblique's previous album, The Stones of Naples, but on A Hail of Bitter Almonds I found the charms of their interesting folk-classical fusion beginning to wear thin. It's all very pretty, with a suitably talented set of vocalists summoned, but far from the bitterness promised by the album title there's a syrupy sweetness to everything that becomes increasingly cloying as the album progresses. There's an odd take on Radiohead's Jigsaw Working Into Place which shows imagination, but otherwise I found much of this album to be forgettable, though forgettable in a rather pretty way. Smooth, and perhaps a little too smooth.
Warthur | 3/5 |

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