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14 Progressive & traditional, psychedelic & medieval folk songs
and chants of Early Love. 14 Dreamy memories of the merry blue days from
Early Times. Together with friends of the groups CHANGES, LADY MORPHIA
With "Early Love Music" the German folk musician Axel Frank sets a surpassing milestone for the new generation of folk artists. A year after releasing his quite martial/neoclassical oriented debut on COLD SPRING in 2004, Axel started to play the strings and flutes for STURMPERCHT in 2005. Being heavily involved in composing several great folksongs for STURMPERCHT, Axel got "infected" by Max Percht (Sturmpercht) and found his love in late 60's/early 70's psychedelic- and progressive-folk music. In late 2005 he released his debut in folk music, the MCD "Kristalle" (actually not a MCD, but a small album with 6 tracks and 34 minutes), which found amazing approval under the audience and under many reviewers all over the planet. On "Kristalle" Axel was already accompanied by his fellows Nick Nedzynski (LADY MORPHIA), Nicholas Tesluk (CHANGES and PHASE II), Robert N. Taylor (CHANGES) and Antje Hoppenrath, who now again helped Axel in creating several songs and lyrics for "Early Love Music". Further co-musicians on the new album were Hajü, Herr Wind and Max Percht from STURMPERCHT. "Early Love Music" is not just a folk album. "Early Love Music" is a quantum leap for the new folk generation of the third millennium and an enhanced assortment of early and new folk-styles. Progressive- and psychedelic folksongs mix up and alternate with British and German traditionals in the vein of early Donovan (HMS), Spirogyra, Shirley Collins, Mellow Candle, Ougenweide,... just to name a few. Some songs even have a songwriter-like character, as if they were played somewhere in the mid 60's in a dark Britanny forest by a suicidal Jackson C. Frank or Shawn Phillips. The complex arrangements and large variety of instruments even reminds to The Incredible String Band and some early acid-folk bands. As a dot on the i, "Early Love Music" brings 2 coverversions of Donovan's ingenious fairytale "Jabberwocky" and Steeleye Span's traditional-hit "The Blacksmith". With "Song for Erik" Nicholas and Axel have created the saddest song ever sung, filling every father's eyes with a lake of tears.
CD comes in 6-side highgloss gatefold digipack and 16 side booklet including all lyrics and band pictures.
Released May 2008