Ten years in the making! The Wyld Olde Souls bring to us "Ensoulment"; an enchanting and spellbinding album with a labyrinth of songs encompassing both traditional and contemporary folk inspired by different "world" and "roots" music; blending medieval, celtic, classical, baroque pop and folk-rock in primitive forms of folk revival and art music;which also stylistically and emblematically involve a renaissance of history, lifestyle, and counterculture, giving a magical dimension to musical concepts. This style of music is often referred to as "dark-folk", "neo-folk" and "psychedelic-folk", which developed during the British and American electronic and progressive folk rock movements of the later 1960's (second) folk revival; with the fashioning and re-fashioning of the music adding more character to traditional folk music; which became common forms of entertainment and history-telling; popular among folk-lore dancers; as well as gaining unfathomable recognition as "art music"; that became an inspiration for theatrical and musical theatre; most popular throughout different parts of Europe.
"Ensoulment" is a fabulous and captivating 14 track album fully loaded with the creation of original music that incorporates compositional features of early folk and world music into rock songs, through vocal techniques and the use of exotic instrumentation (mellotron, 12-string guitars, flutes, bells, wind chimes, violin, mandolin, sitar, tablas), topped with mysteriously charismatic and knock dead haunting vocals and Celtic harmonies; that is sure to put you under a magic spell.
1. Ferris Wheel 2. Give it to You 3. Take Me There 4. The Dam 5. Wyld Maiden 6. My Lost Way 7. I Talk to the Wind 8. Anything 9. Love in Transition 10. Maybe 11. Undertow 12. Where There is Light 13. Worn Out 14. Leave Her
The Wyld Olde Souls: Ivy Vale (lead vocals, guitar, hand percussion), Rick Reil (vocals, guitar, electric sitar), Melissa Davis (vocals, hand percussion), Kristin Pinell Reil (vocals, flute, guitar, mandolin), and Naren Budhakar (tablas).
Additional musicians: vocals on tracks 1,2,3,4, 8,11 & 13. Mellotron on on tracks 1 & 4, "telephone guitar" on track 4 by Marlene Reil. Violin on "Wyld Maiden" by Alicia Svigais. Guitar flourishes on Wyld Maiden" & " I Talk To The Wind" by Kahlil Armone. Drums on "The Dam" by Kurt Reil. Produced and engineered by Rick Reil. Mixed by Rick Reil and Ivy Vale, except tracks 1,2,4, 8, 11 & 13 mixed by Rick Reil, Ivy Vale and Marlene Reil; tracks 5,7,12,14 mixed by Rick Reil, Ivy Vale and Melissa Davis. Orchestrations: Rick Reil. Recorded at The House of Vibes, Highland Park, NJ, and The House of Rock Opera, New York, NY. Mastered by Alex Saltz at APS Mastering. Artwork: Melissa Davis and Ivy Vale. Graphic Design: Melissa Davis. Photography: Melissa Davis, Ivy Vale, Hannes Krarup, Brian Blasko. All songs copyright 2011 The Wyld Olde Souls.
KRISTIN PINELL REIL
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