Malfet / Dolorous Gard
Album: Dolorous Gard   Collection:General
Artist:Malfet   Added:Oct 2023
Label:Pacific Threnodies  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-11-09 Pull Date: 2024-01-11
Week Ending: Dec 31 Nov 26
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 25, 2024: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Ride for Ruin
4. Nov 25, 2023: Music Casserole
To Assail the Thresholds of Woe
2. Jan 18, 2024: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
To Assail the Thresholds of Woe
5. Nov 20, 2023: Virtually Happy
Bifröst Ascend
3. Dec 30, 2023: Music Casserole
Molly Enthroned

Album Review
Reviewed 2023-11-10
Self-described “pastoral dungeon synth” from Atascadero, CA. Sweeping medieval-flavored instrumentals that have one foot in Middle Earth and the other in Arthurian legend (the title is a nod to the name of Sir Lancelot’s castle). Cinematic, with some really nice synthesizer melodies that fans of new age music will also enjoy. Pairs nicely with Fall weather. And yes, the artist performs live wearing a cloak and chainmail on a candle-lit stage. FCC Clean TRY: 4, 5, 8
RIYL: Hole Dweller, DIM, Fogweaver, Skyrim and/or renaissance fairs, pushing up your glasses when you make references to The Silmarillian, etc.

1. Epic, sweeping
2. Slow start with ringing bells. Thundering percussion
3. Edgy, dramatic, percussion-forward
*4. Triumphant with sweeping melodies. Great breakdown at the 3:40 mark into a nice lilt
*5. Delicate harpsichord intro. Gradually swells into a great orchestral fantasy piece
6. Lonesome, wandering
7. Eerie, floaty, mysty
*8. Galloping with an awesome harp melody and sweet strings
9. Flutey, fairy tale like, a little Celtic
10. Epic, harp-led
11. Gentle finale. Features a sample from LOTR of Gandalf’s speech about the afterlife

Track Listing
1. Meadow of Shattered Lances   6. The Tomb Which Bore His Name
2. The Perilous Beauty of Loss   7. Dolorous Gard (The Dungeon-Tower)
3. Ride for Ruin   8. Gardens of Delight
4. To Assail the Thresholds of Woe   9. Bifröst Ascend
5. Half-Sick of Shadows   10. So Short a Season
  11. Molly Enthroned