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An up and coming UK neofolk group with previous releases on the Hau Ruck label. Unusual, interesting lyrics and acoustic songs on the level of Darkwood or Of the Wand and the Moon. Features John Murphy and David E. Williams.
One of the more promising new UK neo-folk / neo-pop projects known also for the two 7" releases on Albin Julius label "Hau Ruck"... Wonderfull neo-folk & neo-pop tunes mixed to a sort of post-punk feeling! Includes contributions from : John Murphy (drums and electronics), Greg Ferrari (guitar), Andrew Trail (shanai) and David E. Williams (piano) Great songs that will make out of this album for sure a big "classic"!!! Large booklet cover with all songs-texts .
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pif242 says on 15 May 2005
To be honest I bought this CD only on the name as I had never heard any music from them before, I just knew they had some stuff released by HauRuck. Well luck was with that day because this is a great album. I was expecting classic neofolk and I got more than I bargained for. This is actually neofolk meets post rock with some reminiscence of bands such as Miranda Sex Garden (yep !!!). The lyrics need to be mentionned as they are quite original and do not really mention the usual neo pagan stuff. Eveything from the grandiose orchestrations to the grating saturations is at its place. ''Perfection is a Process'' is just great songwriting defying categorization.
mens says on 28 Jan 2007
Naevus is one of my very favorite bands all time. Mixing and blending all parts that could make music interesting, and this, their fourth album really must be their best so far. We've got some really nice acoustic guitars mixed with electronic ones, we've got some awfully nice folk songs and some rough post punk riffs, we've got one of the most expressive voices of the whole music scene and some industrial noise thrown in here and there. And this time, just like in the previous (Behaviour) album, we've got drums instead of that old drum machine that made thier first two albums 8's instead of perfect 10's. Behind the drums we find no less than John Murphy of SPK / Knifeladder!
This is for sure someplace in the top three of neofolk. Naevus shows us that they can combine intelligent songwriting with silly humour without losing it somewhere, and they are not afraid to take those steps so many bands dream of but are to afraid to take.
Listen to "New Featureless List", "Don't boil", "Voice in a bin" and "Afters".
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