Erewän – How Will All This End?

Posted: 241121

Review Erik Neuteboom

Website info. “It's a story against violence, war, absurd hate and behavior between humans. A deep dive into psychological human nature and what it has been able to commit in History. Lyrics and music bring the audience into a poetic reflection, asking itself about absurd dramatic situations.  And always, in the background : beauty of nature...”.

The nine compositions deliver a wonderful blend of Celtic inspired folk music and progressive rock, with echoes from Mike Oldfield. Multi-instrumentalist Erewän also does the English vocals, with an obvious accent but he has a pleasant voice, a bit fragile with an emotional undertone.

In most songs the atmosphere is dreamy with the distinctive high pitched tin-whistle sound, violin and twanging acoustic guitar. But at some moments the music is more dynamic with lots of moving guitar soli (featuring guest Alexandre Lamia on two tracks), even fiery with wah wah in the epic Evil In Us.

My  highlight is the compelling and most elaborate track Highlands, beautifully build-up with tin-whistle, violin, piano and halfway a long, sensitive and powerful guitar solo, topped with sumptuous keyboards.