[schema type=”review” name=”Fabulae Dramatis – Solar Time’s Fables” author=”Sabine van Gameren” pubdate=”2017-09-30″ ]Belgian formation Fabulae Dramatis has been formed in 2011 and about a year later they already came with a debut full length. Anno 2017 they released their second full length player “Solar Time’s Fables”
A story filled album we get, a bombastic sound with the addition of various influences. Sometimes a bit confusing. The blend of it is not always obvious and so you end up listening quite a bit before the appreciation process starts. It’s time to invest and you should do that if like a mix of progressive sounds with the more opera like sounds, switching sometimes back to more generic sounds and then built it out again. So, it is not an album you will listen easily. Not if you want to get the most out of it. But, when you get to it, you see that these song structures have been well-thought and the fact that you don’t hear them like that every day is certainly an advantage for them.
Altogether, this “Solar Time’s Fables” is an interesting release. The band has their skills and with giving all their own twist they are daring enough for a listener that likes to hear some innovation. Sure, some of it is more recognizable, but the album as a whole sounds quite refreshing!
Wesley Beernaer – Vocals
Daniel Díaz Ordoñez – Guitar
Hamlet – Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Isabel Restrepo – Vocals, Sitar, Harmonium
Isadora Cortina – Vocals
Sepp Coeck – Drums
Agni’s Dynasty (Fire I)
Sati (Fire II)
Coatlicue Serpent Skirt (Earth)
Nok Terracottas (Mud)
Roble para el corazón (Wood)
Smoke for the Clouds (Ahuirán’s Water)