Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ougenweide - Herzsprung (2010) Germany @320

Even if I had really not expected: appeared in the spring of 2010 with Herzsprung
but in fact a new studio album from Ougenweide, full 14 years after her last album Sol. Although there have always been times corresponding announcements, which never followed something concrete. Nearly a full decade, the work which go to Herzsprung, between 2000 and 2009, the fifteen tracks were recorded.

From ancient warriors are with Olaf and Frank and Stefan Wulff Casalich least three more there; for Frank Wulff unfortunately it was his last album with Ougenweide, he died in March 2010, just weeks before the release of Herzsprung. Whether it is related to the fact that practically the whole album is characterized by an elegiac mood? Although, who could have guessed? But I will not anticipate, because only the new singer Sabine Maria tear should be mentioned. It is certainly not easy to follow in the footsteps of Minne Graw (which has completely retired from the music business), but Sabine Maria tear creates brilliantly. A real find!

Musically Herzsprung is much more to the classic albums of the '70s Ougenweide-oriented than before Sol. Away with the New Age-inspired sounds with advanced electronics - artificial folk rock is back in fashion. Wherein the skirt portion remains relatively small limits! But the pieces are artfully arranged and correspond to the usual high standard Ougenweide. This by no means closes to modern sounds, but without chumming to the zeitgeist; a piece of such a sad song softly and provides the finest art pop. The instrumentation is primarily acoustic nature and includes such peculiar things like conch, Waldoline, nyckelharpa or Clarinettino. In particular, Frank Wulff an arsenal running on such strange-sounding instruments.

The lyrics are employed once again almost completely on the German language, with a couple of Old and Middle High German poems may not be missing. Some texts are based on translations of foreign poetry, so are several settings of works by the British-Italian poet Christina Rossetti case. Chance of Italian and Provençal texts are used.

With Herzsprung Ougenweide is a convincing comeback succeeded. More of that!

01 - Tritons Ruf
02 - Herzsprung
03 - Phol Ende Uuodan
04 - Ein Leis Und Traurig Lied
05 - Dy Minne
06 - Einem Lieben
07 - Uisk Flo Aftar Themo Uuatare
08 - Dansa Jojoza
09 - Lilien & Rosen
10 - Ella Mia
11 - Der Welsche Tanz
12 - Ich Sachs Eins Mals
13 - Echo
14 - Partite Amore
15 - Epilog

Sabine Maria Reiss: vocals
Frank Wulff Raven: Guitar, Flute, Krummhorn, nyckelharpa, fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, monochord, Timpani, conches, Clarinettino, zither, koto, electric piano, celesta, Clavioline, bouzouki, Gemshorn, Waldoline, Mandolin, Piano, Percussion
Stefan Wulff: Bass & percussions
Olaf Casalich: Vocals & Percussion
Hinrich Dageför: Guitar, Mandolin & Kalimba
Martin Engelbach: Drums
Krzysztof Gediga: Bass Clarinet, Accordion


CrimsonKing said...


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Feilimid O'Broin said...

I know of no other blog like this one. You always provide an eclectic, fascinating, and beautiful selection of music. Words are simply inadequate to describe the joy I always experience from discovering new music on this site or, equally wonderful, rediscovering music and musicians with whom I have been familiar. I especially value the information you provide about the music and the musicians. Equally important, as a student of the Irish and Welsh languages, I also greatly appreciate your avoidance of lumping categories of music in to new age genres such as "Celtic" music that overemphasize the common roots of the "Celtic realm" or focus on modernistic interpretations or romanticization of myth and folklore and, in so doing, neglect the unique beauty of authentic music from Wales, Bretagne, Galicia, Ireland, and Scotland. After all, no one would use the term Romance music to describe the music of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Sicily, Sardonia, Romania, Brazil, Quebec,and Latin and South America or, perhaps more aptly, Semitic music to describe the music of Arab countries, Israel, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.

I suspect that you and the other contributors expend a considerable amount of time and effort in providing so much music because your genuine love of the music is so readily apparent withe every post. Go raibh mille maith agat agus saol fada a thabhairt duit.

CrimsonKing said...

Thank you for your words, Feilimid.
I'm glad when a reader returns to me his impressions of the blog and the quality of the songs. In fact I spent a reasonable time with this work. But I very willingly, simply because I like this kind of music.
Sometimes the lack of feedback is discouraging and makes me takes to bring new albums on the blog.
But thankfully there are people like you who spend a few minutes to make a comment, or a thank you. Unfortunately you are part of a minority.
But it was always so. Let's move on!
Just do not get the last part of your comment ... :)

Feilimid O'Broin said...

Go raibh mile maith agat agus saol fada a thabhairt duit means "A thousand thanks (to you) and long life to you" in Irish.

Anonymous said...

OK, We don't leave comments but we follow :)
Thankk you very much for your work !!!

Elad said...

We're all here!
thank you for all of your tremendous efforts, and my sincere apologies for all the times I had used the blog without consideration or a thanks.

CrimsonKing said...

You're welcome Feilimid, Anonymous and Elad.
Enjoy the blog :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much! Glad to see you still active.

Luddite said...

Thanks A LOT. Have been searching their discography all over and today I was lucky finding your blog. It's very difficult to find this kind of music in a local store.

All links are still working.

Greetings from Argentina :) and thanks again, really.

CrimsonKing said...

Enjoy Luddite.


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