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Serundal / Press

“Hypnotic, soothing and beautiful. It is always a blessing when musicians reach out to CMF to let me hear what they are doing. Wales is the homeland of Serundal, a duo composed of David king and Maxie. Maxie reminds me a bit of the lead vocalist of another Welsh duo Ceredwen. But Serundal’s songs are less wispy and more organic. Like their New Age peers, Serundal relies heavily on atmospheric tunes and steady beats. These aspects give each songs room to breath on the part of the listeners. Whither you want something soft to play on the background while doing something else or you really want to dissect the mythical inspirations behind the tracks, Serundal has them. Stone of Destiny, The Hag of Winter, White Stag and The Water Dance are among the best examples of their captivating sound. Their music can be described as electronic/New Age with songwriting structure heavily influenced by folk music. You can sample more of their tracks if you go to www.cdbaby.com”

The Celtic Music Fan

"Incantation" by Serundal Serundal are UK independent, studio-based singer songwriters producing a unique blend of vocal Celtic and ethnic folk music with wide-ranging traditional and contemporary themes focusing on the legends of island peoples of the UK and beyond. Lyrically and musically the songs are cutting edge touching upon birth, death, the spiritual and supernatural with such an individuality that they are impossible to classify. Unforgettable.

Marc Gunn - Celtic Music Magazine

“Product Reviews for Dark Days White Knights 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars Stunning arrangements beautiful vocals/lyrics I was introduced to Serundal when a friend bought me 'Leylines' for Christmas and I have been hooked ever since. I love Celtic music anyway, but sometimes struggle to find original music with vocals as most traditional tends to be instrumental, or 'drinking songs'. In my opinion Serundal surpasses Clannad for their range of themes, lyrical ability and truly haunting vocals. There is something truly magical about them and every album is different. For those who love Arthurian legend, storytelling and who love to be taken away into a forgotten lost world, this album does it all. Mystical, magical and mind-blowing. By wendy (Scotland, united kingdom)”

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NME Video - Serundal- The Sisters of Caer & Lady of the Isles Video

“Serundal The Sisters of Caer tripping cool,a mysterious and with an interesting mythical storyline. works off that underpinning of a one tone quality with a beautiful melody. vocals and harmonies very captivating added to station 8/8/2012 5:00:24 PM”

iacmusic fan - iacmusic

“Once again the talented and historically knowledgeable Serundal have come up trumps with this expressive and descriptive album of nu-celtic folk music. Staying as true to legend as is possible, Serundal tell tales of exactly what it says on the cover, 'Dark Days White Knights'! Serundal have a knack of being able to capture 'time' within their stunning theatrical music; 'Dark Days White Knights' is 'traditional' folk music delivered through modern means and with complete understanding of both the ancient 'form' and current requirements.”

“Take me down to where the gypsies sing Alicia H ... Someone on Last.fm pointed me towards Serundal, a folk-rock husband and wife duo. considering that my library is full of people like Richard and Mimi Farina and Linda Thompson and Blackmore's Night (Richie Blackmore and Candic Night), It was a very wise recommendation. My first impression of the pair was that they were a bit of a calmer Blackmore's Night. However, listening to them a bit more has shown me that, while Blackmore and his wife are firmly on the renaissance side of folk-rock divide, Serundal are more New Age Celtic and folky. Of the songs I've listened to the one I like the most is Lament. This song reminds me of Barbara Simple's Song of the Unborn, which has entranced me over the past few months.”

Take me where the gypsies sing

“'Serundal' Lady of the Isles- I will begin by saying up front and out loud - this is one of the most beautiful songs and melodies that one could possibly find to end the day with, which is what I am doing here in the midnight hour gathering rosebuds of music for one or two or more of my stations here at IAC. Thank you Serundal for pointing me in the direction of your Artists Page where I found your beautiful crusading lover's ballad ... lilting, cantillating and monastic-like vocals calling back and forth gives this a mediaeval and romantic feeling that whisks one away on a magical, mystical journey, back to a place in legendary times where a grieving damsel awaits the return of her lover from a distant campaign. A celtic gem ... poignant songwriting, arrangement and production ... welcome to Legendary Music.”

“ Serundal Lady of the Isles One of those great songs about a lost love... added to station”

“Serundal have done a bloody good job with 'Leylines' - their story telling prequel to the trilogy is magnificent and as a stand-alone work it's equally as compelling and works just as it is. I don't know how long Serundal have taken to get this far but 'Leylines' feels as though an awful lot of heart and soul has been put into it; it's beautifully polished, it's maturely composed and performed, it's thoroughly entertaining and extremely enjoyable. Serundal should be very proud of what they've achieved here. I really hope 'Leylines' does its job and Serundal can get their trilogy out there and accepted - it thoroughly deserves to be successful. 'Leylines' is a splendid piece of work and bodes well for the second and third release in their epic aural adventure. Great work, beautiful to behold, remarkably assured and relaxingly tantalising”

“'Ab Initi' is a pleasure to behold; just let it wrap itself around your person, breath in its intoxicating soundscapes, access the magical world of Serundal, sit back and enjoy this for exactly what it is - a beautifully composed and performed piece of lightly Celtic nu-folk - quality through and through - hypnotic, heady and just great entertainment. Impressive stuff from an equally impressive duo - Serundal and 'Ab Initi' could just take over where Clannad left off!”