With intriguing – and especially pleasant – female vocals, despite the fact that Maro is a reasonable album, there is not too much of a novelty here. They display their music with a somewhat decent degree of creativity, as well as sufficient skills of technical competence. Nonetheless, this album closely follows the ordinary standards of the genre, presenting to their audience a refined, but otherwise predictable work, that doesn’t differ too much from other similar acts.
Don’t get me wrong. In my evaluation, Maro is a good album, and everyone who is pleased with the genre – which is too slow, for the most part – would agree with me. If you are not into this type of music, which is primarily tranquil, peaceful, experimental, transcendental and minimalist, you will become exceptionally bored. As for the band, Lemurian Folk Songs is a very competent, skilled and decent group, that execute their songs wisely and precisely, and known how to be faithful to their genre of choice.
Unfortunately, like I’ve pointed out above, there is not too much of an innovative sonorous texture here. Of course, maybe they aren’t into innovation at all, they just want to create songs in their genre of choice, and then play. But, regardless of their objectives, I think that each and every band in virtually all musical genres should – and want – to give their signature into the musical scene, doesn’t matter if they are inserted in a mainstream or underground scenario.
Nevertheless, despite their qualities, there is not too much to say about Maro, or Lemurian Folk Songs, except for the fact that here you have, indeed, a good album, created by a very good band. But there isn’t anything beyond that, although I sincerely think they have potential to achieve more significant results in future albums.