Folk Ivan - Sea Of Glass

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Artisjus / Stereo KFT
Catalog Number: M001
Format: CD
Total Time: 50:00:00

Maybe the name Folk Ivan says very little to most of you, but when I tell you this guy, amongst others, was the sound engineer on both Janos Varga solo albums, then you know that he must be a guy to be reckoned with. Throughout this mainly tranquil album Folk Ivan choses for the repetitive Robert Fripp approach. One could also categorize these constant recapitulating loops in the same category as the works of Philharmonie featuring Frédéric l'Epée. Replenished with rich percussive turns the music also gets a pinch of world music, which is extra underlined by the soprano saxophone. When during "Babel" also violin is introduced, we suddenly find ourselves in the middle of a group of gypsies. In an original way Folk Ivan fuses folk, fusion, progressive rock as well as world music into a new crucible without the result imposing itself one single second. Also "Book Of Esther" has a repetitive theme as its backbone, which could well be Folk's very own trademark. By mixing all these varied influences together to make it sound like one gigantic, healthy breakfast this Sea Of Glass constantly whets our musical appetite. By means of the huge dose of violin no doubt the title track will please many Jean-Luc Ponty fans. Although at times the music on this album gets very close to becoming muzak, it's the superb production which elevates the quality of this album to becoming an album which is a real treat to listen to.

All In Mirror (6:55) / Babel (5:30) / Cheater (5:28) / Book Of Esther (4:43) / Four Moments (1:19) / As Flashes Of Fire (7:20) / Turning Burning (6:10) / Sea Of Glass (6:58) / My Feast (5:27)

Folk Ivan - guitars, violin, marimba, keyboards, vocals
Mady Kalman - percussion
Kovacs Simon Janos - bass
Kedl Ildiko - cello, vocals
Kedl Laszlo - soprano sax

Sea Of Glass (2002)

Genre: Other

Origin HU

Added: August 8th 2004
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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