My knowledge of acoustic folk acts is quite limited. I know a little about Rodrigo Y Gabriela and I'm quite fond of what people like Luka Bloom can do but this project by Belgian act Yadayn is quite different. It reminds me more of bands like Barn Owl or even some of the works by Dirk Serries, a combination of traditional guitar and modest electronics. And that is exactly what this album stands for. A nice mix of soothing folk and minimal ambient, perfectly suited for those nice quiet, and a bit romantic, evenings we all love so much.
'Pendel' (which means 'pendulum') is filled with these rather mysterious guitar sounds, sometimes folky as in 'In' or 'Veld', sometimes droney as in 'Barst' or 'Wind' and sometimes accompanied by other electro acoustic elements, as in 'Deur' or 'Bries'. Here and there samples and drum machines are being used but the focus always remains on this beautiful instrument. In fact, it reminds me a bit of the guitar version of people like Jozef Van Wissem.
My suggestion for this particular album is this: wait until nightfall, light a few candles, pour in some wine and light the fireplace. Sit down comfortably with your loved one and press play on Yadayn's bandcamp page. I'm sure you will not be disappointed and with a bit of good luck, you'll be in for an unforgettable evening. I guess that's what I'm going to do tonight, but don't worry, I will not share more information about it...