Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Pierrot Lunaire - Gudrun (1976)
The second and final album from this Italian band.
Their music is very difficult to pinpoint. A mix of RIO, eclectic prog, folk hall music and folk rock is what I get out of their music. They experiement a lot on this album and also drags in some well known pop songs into this album. Very odd.
Jacqueline Darby's soprano vocals is what I will remember from this album. The use of organs is also very interesting. There are also a lot other instruments here too. Most of them acoustic and chamber orchestra instruments. The list is too long to include in this review.
Gudrun, the album, most of all sounds like ideas thrown together and not really developed well enough. There should be material to at least two albums on this album if the ideas was developed. This though is a good album. Very eclectic and introvert, but still good.
I think this album would appeal to those who are looking for quirky albums. It is a bit too quirky for my taste, though. Still.......