Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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David Michael Cook | New York, NY United States | 05/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a gorgeous album, both for its sound and lyrical content (in Swedish, if you didn't know) and for its great instrumentation. Few things could be improved at this point, and those that could are barely significant.The album opens with Friends And Kin, Herr Manelig and Hålling fraken Makedonia, which set the tone for the album... however, every song on this CD is at least as good as those fantastic openers-- "Hilla Lilla", "Sir Holger" and especially "Guds Speleman" are some of the best. Throughout the album Garmarna combines Emma Hårdelin's great voice with guitars, keyed fiddles, and other varied instruments and fuses old and new together seamlessly. This is not my favorite Garmarna album (I prefer the trip-hop style of Vedergållningen) but it is the best overall album they have done (where every song is extraordinary, instead of only a few).If you want to be exposed to something extremely different and incredibly enjoyable, this is probably your best bet. Enjoy!"
The quintessential Garmarna album
Sam Goody | 09/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've never heard before the enchanting sound of Garmarna, this is the epitome, I believe, of their genre: A postmodern interpretation of medieval melodies, rhythms, and lyrics; a perfect blend of scandinavian ballads and modern rock. --Not to mention Emma H?rdelin's voice which is the final touch to this instrumentation. I have seen them live and Stefan Brisland-Ferner is the Jimi Hendrix of the hurdy-gurdy. The quintessential Garmarna album."
Music from God-.
Sam Goody | 04/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like something different from another part of the world--this is it. Traditional Swedish ballads with the attitude of rock! Distrubing songs of murder, wolves, and tradition along with a female singer to die for. If you like this--try other artists on the North Star label."