Feo was an acoustic band formed in an institution for blind people: all members are blind or visually impaired. They play a kind of progressive folk music, though never anything which comes close to traditional tunes. Clearly the flute of Andersen is the leading instrument, but all members play their parts well and the arranging skills of the band are considerable. Their material, all self-composed, is quite diverse, the singing excellent and overall this is an interesting record with an atmosphere of its own. For a Spectator release this is surprisingly focused, at times maybe vaguely similar to British folkies Forest, though of course without the all-pervading mystic feeling of that band. It’s a fine example of how people with very limited means can achieve music that still stands after almost 30 years. A highlight is the experimentation on “Rundgang”, where again much is accomplished with only minimum effort. A gentle, peaceful and even soothing record, this will appeal to all admirers of acoustic music. ~ by (Marcel Koopman). Filtskolyd is supposed to be less interesting. The CBS album was a collection of tracks from both these albums. ~ (DEA)…………
Feo was a unique case of a band, it consisted of blind or visually impaired musicians.They came from Denmark and their first album “Eg meini teð” (1971, Spectator Records) sees the collaboration of bassist Flemming Nørgaard, singer Rudi Albertsen, guitarist Sune Durhuus and flutist Thorkild Blond Andersen in full shape.Although not appearing on the back cover, a fifth member, named Mikkel Bayer, is credited with the violin.So, no drums or electric instruments on this all-acoustic album, which you can’t call it exactly progressive, but this is definitely well-composed and serious Psych Folk with minor progressive vibes, especially on the longer tracks, even if these are not too many.The structure of the compositions is based on the intense interplays between flute and acoustic guitar and its value is depending on the extended instrumental lines, although the vocals are far from disturbing.The album contains also some odd experimental passages with atonal musicinaship and bizzare choirs and offers a nice atmospherical depth with both romantic and dark textures.It flaws quite well for an all-acoustic release, the instrumental parts are mellow yet solid and there is also occasional use of harmonica throughout in a very West-Coast style.Rare and very expensive effort…..apps79 ….
Line up / Members: *Flemming Nørgaard(bass), *Rudi Albertsen (vocals), *Sune Durhuus (guitar), *Thorkild Blond Andersen (flute), *Mikkel Bayer (violin).
LP’s / Recordings: -01. Eg Meini Ted, Spectator Records sl 1033, 1971. -02. Filtskolyd, Lucifer 5/004, 1974. -03. Bedste og andre madrester, cbs 98009, 1975.(Compilation).
A1 Eg Meini Teð A2 Bjergfyr A3 April A4 Maj A5 Juni A6 Rundgang A7 Drømmen B1 Bedstemor B2 Os B3 Mosen B4 Sisdyrsdans B5 Undren B6 Eg Meini Teð