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Hippjokk
Hedningarna
Hippjokk
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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On their fourth album the Swedish folk-rockers are minus the female vocalists, and return to their original trio. Anders Stake, Bjorn Tollin and Hallbus Mattsson push the far edge of "folk" using ancient instruments like b...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hedningarna
Title: Hippjokk
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Northside Records
Original Release Date: 5/16/1997
Re-Release Date: 5/20/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 021561600324, 7391946069811, 8712618401729

Synopsis

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On their fourth album the Swedish folk-rockers are minus the female vocalists, and return to their original trio. Anders Stake, Bjorn Tollin and Hallbus Mattsson push the far edge of "folk" using ancient instruments like bagpipes, transverse flutes, oud and drums in electronic and acoustic versions. The songs all have roots in very old Swedish tradition, but the execution is pure modernity. With guests like Wimme Saari, the famed Finnish "joiker" and Norwegian guitarist Knut Reiersrud they have forged a new sound for Scandinavia ... again. --Louis Gibson

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Let's Go Viking!
Culturevulture | Florida, USA | 12/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've had this CD for a more than a year now and it still gets regular rotation. I used to listen to a lot of metal (Sabbath, Maiden, etc.) before I started getting into different world music sounds. Hedningarna's music falls in between these 2 disparate genres because it is played on fiddles, lutes, flutes, accordions, etc. but it also has great tension and aggression. I'd been into Irish stuff for a while but this was my first foray into Scandinavian styles. Some of the tunes on here are originals and some are versions of old folktunes. All are enhanced with electronic techno dance-beats, there is some electric guitar and synth too. The Saami joikking sounds a lot like Native American chants. If you like this band, also check out the Nordic Roots compilation CD's and the band Vasen as well. Will these guys ever go on tour stateside???"
Ancient Scandinavia, here we come!
Bernard R. Baker | 10/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a fan of Hedningarna for a long while, and this CD, the latest addition to my collection, is one of my favorites. While it's mainly instrumental, that doesn't stop it from being one of the most powerful CDs I've heard in a long while. The CD includes guest artists such as Wimme, a chanter from Finland, and an actual didgeridoo on a few of the tracks. And in case that doesn't have you convinced, the third song, Drafur & Gildur, is a bloody ballad about two dwarven brothers slaying trolls.This is one seriously eclectic and wonderful CD.One of my favorite songs has to be the last, "Graucholorfen," when everyone and the guest artists get back together in the studio for one last jam session that turns into a six minute trip to goodness-knows-where. Definitely one of my CDs of choice; I can't stop listening to it!"
Entrancing
tedrlord | Menlo Park, CA | 03/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'd bought this album on a whim after hearing one song that a Norwegian friend of mine played for me. I was blown away. I hadn't heard any Scandinavian folk music before this, modern or traditional, and the particular way Hedningarna adds a rock and even a techno undercurrent was unlike any music I'd encountered. The jojker (chanter) that performed with them on the album, combined with their heavy use of the didjeridoo (strange for Northern European music) gave it a primal and very evocative feel. For at least a month, this was the only album I played in my car, over and over. Since then, I've been evangelizing Hedningarna and playing their music to everyone I can, and everyone that has heard it wants the CD. I highly recommend this to anyone with open musical tastes."