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Neutral - Serpents In The Dawn [Eislight - 2008]

Serpents In The Dawn is an rather elegant and tuneful collection of string swooned  tragic/ romantic melancholy  pop & neo-folk songs from Russian, with all the tracks sang in English tongue except for a few.

Neutral  are a two piece project featuring Ash who handles Vocals, 12 string guitars, synths &  E. Voronovsky  who handles violins & piano, there  are also some nice flute and other rich instrumental textures here too, as well as  female singing on a few tracks too. The air is always tinged with a feeling of loss and regret portrayed in an often up-beat & rich instrumental manner, having quite a feeling of 70’s folk/ pop with touches of light prog elements here & there. Ash’s vocals often have quite a deep tone about them settling somewhere around Michael Gira, Leonard Cohen type territory, but having there own quite distinctive European tone about them. The albums artwork pictures of rust and decaying buildings fits the albums tone perfectly, with each of the 8 tracks been memorable in thier own right. Though there’s not an awful lot of experimentation or risks taken here, it's rewarding never the less- these are just simply beautiful sombre  pop songs.

A highly enjoyable album of downcast pop folk rich with atmospheric string embellishments, sombre deep distinctive vocals and  beautiful composed tuneful songs.

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Roger Batty
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