Sunday 13 March 2016

Fairy Tales of Truth (Q65, 1969)

Q65's "Fairy Tales of Truth" is an interesting example of proto-rock song from The Netherlands. The band released some very good albums during their early years and this track comes from "Revival", their second studio work, and it also exists a longer version by another Dutch band called Circus. I actually like the dark bass lines, the acid guitars and the airy melodies rising up here and there in a rather tricky plot.

I don't know if I like this wrinkled effect, but all the same...

This unusual architecture is the proggest element in the song, with the dreamy background Mellotron and the space-like electric guitar ruling the final part of the track. The instrumental sections are packed with atmospheric, suspended moods, and I also appreciate the diversified drumming, colouring these delicious fairy tales.

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