Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nest - Trail of the unwary

Genre : (Mostly instrumental) neofolk

Nest plays a very unusual brand of neofolk. Instead of it being guitar-driven like we're habited to, the melodic lines are played with kantele (a traditional finnish instrument), flutes, and some kind of ritualistic percussions. This gives a very dreamy and calming atmosphere to this album, sometimes darkened by the use of distorted guitars in the background, or deep male vocals. Overall, there aren't many vocals here, it's more a matter of  atmosphere when there are. Nest are among those bands hard to describe with words, but if you enjoy calm, dreamy, yet sometimes dark neofolk, they should definitely please you.

This album features many long songs, check out Hunt which should give a nice overview of their genre, or Moonbow. And follow Nest on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. I love the sound of kantele. It's really delicate, ethereal, beautiful.