Thursday, 11 December 2008

MAYFLY - Same (Delicate Dutch Folk Psych - 1973)

In 1970, a group was founded in Bergen, N.H. by the name of Guruperide. In 1971, the name of this soft rock group was changed to Mayfly.

A delicate and soft folk rock album, similar to Tudor Lodge or The Trees but with a pop twist. Most of the songs are short, and don't tend to evolve much, with lovely instrumental passages of acoustic guitars, violin, some horns (especially flute), nice vocal harmonies and the occasional piano solos. The album flows well from start to finish, conveying a pleasant state of mind, this would be wonderful for an afternoon or a chilly evening.
(Review by bilbo1742 on rateyourmusic.com)

Members :

Gustaaf Verburg (vocals, bass, guitar and piano)
Onno Verburg (vocals, guitar)
Ide Min (vocals and electronic instr.)
Maarten Min (vocals, drums)
Huub Nijhuis (bass, cello)
Arie de Geus (piano and violin)

New link : http://www.mediafire.com/?uobnba57953f4op

This group made one of the best Dutch progressive folk albums in a poetical style similar to several British groups (Spirogyra, Fuchsia, Beatles) or even the first album by the German group Hoelderlin. What makes it so strong are the expressive vocals of Maarten Min, enchanting melodies, a reflective or sorrowful mood and good English lyrics. This is typified by tracks such as "Dawn Of An Old Man's Life" and "Lemoncake", although a few tracks are lighter in mood and more influenced by the folk-style of late 60's Beatles or Honeybus. An album that easily stands out of the crowd and therefore strongly recommended.
(Asbjørnsen - Scented Gardens Of The Mind)

8 comments:

Joe Co said...

any chance of a re-up? id be much obliged. ive been looking for this everywhere.

FANTASY said...

I'll re-upload it in the following days.

FANTASY said...

The new link is available.
Enjoy !

Fantasy

petrenkov said...

It was extremely interesting for me to read that article. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more on that blog soon.

Sincerely yours
Darek Wish

Anonymous said...

Hi. I've been desperately trying to locate a copy of this album, but every link I can find online is dead or deleted.

Is there any chance you could upload another copy.

Thanks, Jeff.

imnotgod said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?uobnba57953f4op

Here's a new link.

Fantasy

mike kemps said...

Thank you so much for this rarity. I really like Fuchsia (and Earth and Fire, who, as Mayfly, are also Dutch), and am loking forward to checking out this one. Keep up good work.

Anonymous said...

thank you!!!