Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Album Review: The Imagined Village - Bending The Dark

The thing about most world acts is that they often translate quite poorly onto record & lose a lot of that raw earth energy that translates oh so well when you run across it on the Park stage at Glastonbury at 1pm carrying a flagon of cider. However when it does work I often find it's the bands who embrace new genres into their world of world music & this is what 'The Imagined Village' do here on 'Bending The Dark'. Combining their traditional English gypsy folk with world music and techno really makes for a sonically pleasing and interesting album. Check out the 12 minute epic 'Bending The Dark' and you'll really get a sense for what this album is really about & whilst I still feel this music is really needed to be seen live to really be appreciated for what it is I still do recommend you check out this album.

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