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Rough Guide to the Music of Scandinavia 2xCD

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    Description

    There is a quality to the music of Scandinavia that seems born in the long winter months; it is dark and humorous, steeped in tradition yet sharply inventive. The Rough Guide to the Music of Scandinavia showcases some of the most adventurous sounds from the region, including the techno-joiking of Wimme, Icelandic minimalism by Amiina, and explosive experimentation by Kimmo Pohjonen with the Kronos Quartet.

    Scandinavia has a long tradition of musical innovation. From the dulcimer players and folk fiddlers of yore to the band of nineteenth-century classical composers (Nielsen, Sibelius, Rosenberg, Grieg) who consistently pushed the envelope, the Nordic region has always bristled with creativity. Nowadays contemporary musicians are fearless innovators unshackled by the politics of genre.

    An excellent bonus album from Finnish quartet Kardemimmit rounds off the package. Good friends, Maija, Jutta, Anna and Leeni, each play kantele and sing in delicate close harmony throughout, producing their trademark fresh and folksy style.

    Wee Man Says.....this album is seriously amazing. I love it!

    Track Listing :

    Rough Guide to the Music of Scandinavia
    01 - Amlina - Lóri
    02 - Arild Andersen - Sjugur Og Trollbrura
    03 - Valravn - Kelling
    04 - Katzen Kapell - Bellatores
    05 - Milla Viljamaa - Ansa-The Trap
    06 - Valgeir Sigurõsson - After Four
    07 - Maria Kalaniemi & Timo Alakotila - Yötuulet
    08 - múm - Guilty Rocks
    09 - Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen And Kronos Quartet - Särmä
    10 - Annbjørg Lien - Gode Gut
    11 - Johan Hedin & Gunnar Idenstam - Halling IV
    12 - Frigg - RajRajRaj
    13 - Värtinnä - Ruhverikko (Dark Girl)
    14 - Benedicte Maurseth - Mellomspel
    15 - Sorten Muld - Gylden Gloed (Golden Spark)
    16 - Lars Hollmer - Snabb
    17 - Wimme - Texas

    Introducing... Kardemimmit - Bonus CD
    div>01 - Tuonen Tyttö (Maiden Of Death)
    02 - Apeainen (Blue Schottischel)
    03 - Pakkasruusu (Frozen Rose)
    04 - Ahven (Perch)
    05 - El Niin Hiljaa (Silent Sunset)
    06 - Huoleton Rakkauslaulu (Carefree Love Song)
    07 - Polska Från Bandal (Polska From Railroad Valley)
    08 - Risteys (Crossroads)
    09 - Kaisla (Sea Rush)
    10 - Kantripolska (Country Polska)

    Music Style(s)
    European , Scandinavian

    Age Suitability
    Teen , Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart

    Ethics
    Ethically Produced

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    For a free zip file containing 30 second samples of all tracks
    and a pdf booklet - please click on the CD image below
    Rough Guide to the Music of Scandinavia 2xCD

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