- Audio CD (31 Jan. 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Diw Records
- ASIN: B000BSSAHQ
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,949,814 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
First Utterance (Mlps) Import
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Top Customer Reviews
The album creates its own unique style with acoustic guitars, violin, flute, percussion (as opposed to drums), and its two opposing male female ugly/beautiful lustful/chaste voices. It's demented, exciting, disturbing and really creepy, and very compelling, and it couldn't be sustained at this pitch - when they were allowed to make their second album, a couple of years later, the magic had completely vanished and they were just another second-rate folk band.
In 1971 Comus were completely ignored, and understandably so - too nasty and weird for folkies, too acoustic for anyone else. But great music will always survive, and so Comus crawls like an unstoppable cockroach back to the surface.
This record is for the adventurous.
The band, in their photos, look like psychotics, hippies gone wrong. While some metal bands have cited Comus as an influence, in fact 'First Utterance' leaves a lot of metal for dead in the 'heaviness' stakes - although few metalheads would admit that due to the non-electric instrumentation. The album can't really be compared to anything else. It isn't folk. It isn't rock. It is unique. It makes you want to start jumping round the room and smashing things. It is Dionysian, violent, beautiful, timeless...
Forty years after its release, 'First Utterance' makes most of today's music seem like mechanised sludge by comparison.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A one off, not sure what to call this style - doom folk? It has a very strong pagan type atmosphere which is almost unique in its intensity in an acoustic style. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mr. D Bessell
Acid prog acoustic folk, what's not to like! Confounded by the popularity of Glam Rock. Shame.Published on 28 May 2015 by Andrew John Bell
Definitely a one-off and still as totally weird as it was when I last heard it, around 1972.
The closest thing that I can compare it to would be a cross between the Incredible... Read more