Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fifths Of Seven - Spry From Bitter Anise Folds

Year of release: 2005
Genre: Classical/Folk/Post Rock
Country: Canada

01. Rosa Centifolia
02. Sweet Grace For Devious
03. Out From Behind The Rigid Bellows
04. Waiting
05. Coeur, Arteries And Veins
06. Echos From A Wandered Path
07. For You Alone In The Smoldering City
08. Bless Our Wandering Dreamers

In a few words:
Outside is raining. I thought that it could be a good idea to put this album on my player. So, here we have a very strange, but interesting case of album. Fifths of Seven was (?) an instrumental trio from Montreal (Canada). I wrote "was" because their site is down and MySpace has not been updated since 2007, so they probably split up. Their music is very difficult to be described or to fall into a certain musical genre. Is based on four instruments: piano, accordion, mandolin and cello. The atmosphere of the album is very nostalgic, like an old memory, buried for years. But this memory, is a kind of a bittersweet, similar to the feeling of the album. I can't find similarities to other groups that I have listened, but I believe that those who enjoyed the albums of Coda or Ashram, would enjoy and this one.

Personal highlights: 
"Rosa Centifolia", "Out From Behind The Rigid Bellows" and "Echos From A Wandered Path"