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Kadwaladyr — The Last Hero
(Musea FBGB 4133.AR, 1995, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 1995-11-01

The Last Hero Cover art

Kadwaladyr, one of Musea's latest discoveries, is a band from Brittany playing a distinctive blend of Celtic and French progressive music reminiscent of Malicorne without the vocals. This is a concept album about the Arthurian legend from the Breton perspective. The artwork is stunning and the text is in English, French, and the language of Brittany. This five piece band is excellent and it is refreshing to hear Celtic music in this context. My only gripe is that the band relies too heavily on the factory presets for their keyboard work. Those sounds have grown weary to my ears. Other than that, The Last Hero is fun music and a breath of fresh air in today's neo-prog movement.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 8, 1995 releases

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