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On disc: Neun Welten

Destrunken - Claudia Ehrhardt - 8 stars


(Auerbach Tonträger - 2009)

The nine worlds are gathered around the world tree Yggdrasil in Norse mythology. And so the Thuringian band Neun Welten lead you into an imaginary world with their music which creates soundscapes. Three years after the release of their debut Vergessene Pfade they are back to enchant us with their atmospheric folk music. They open up with Frosthauch, a melancholy tune which first offers Anja Hövelmann's flute, then the vocals join in. Violin an cello give the track a symphonic edge. It's like wandering through a dark forest... Destrunken I is based on acoustic guitar and clarinet - and full of sadness. For Destrunken II they speed up a bit, the violin takes over and so the song has a totally different dynamic. Piano-based Weites Ruh carries you into another world... a dark, sad place, but also very beautiful. Ewig Ruh is another melancholy track and due to the cello has reminiscences to Apocalyptica... The song is quite short for Neun Welten as it's less then 4 minutes while most songs are 6 to 7 minutes long. Towards the end the album seems to light up a bit... Like you passed through the forest and see a light shining through the trees...
Neun Welten deliver an acoustic journey into a dark world full of sadness. Their ambient folk music is enchanting and perfect for the dark days of the year.

8 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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