Monday, July 28, 2014

Markus Neuwirth "Der Knabe im Moor"

Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock / Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2014
1. Part 1  - 05:28  
2. Part 2  - 00:49  
3. Part 3  - 07:32  
4. Part 4  - 07:19  
5. Part 5  - 09:10  
6. Part 6  - 05:53

Markus Neuwirth

It’s actually a musical setting of a German poem, “Der Knabe im Moor” by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, an early 19th century German writer.  The boy on the moor tells the tale of a boy crossing a dark moor, beset by ghosts and ghoulies,  before a guardian angel helps him see the light, thus enabling his escape.
To this end, Herr Neuwirth has conjured up a fine mix of prog, metal and even folk to soundtrack the six stanzas in six corresponding parts, and he does a remarkably good job of it, for one so young.  It’s been remixed and remastered for this release, and it’s certainly something that fans of prog and gothic literature should think about investigating.  But only if they’re brave at heart.
(Stuart Hamilton at therocker65.wordpress.com)



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