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Angel Archipelago
Johan Hedin
Angel Archipelago
Genres: World Music, Classical
 
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Angel Archipelago would be highly recommended just for its cast. Hedin, the nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) innovator, is joined by Scandinavian music luminaries like multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, accordionist Maria Kalanie...  more »

      
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All Artists: Johan Hedin
Title: Angel Archipelago
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Re-Release Date: 9/29/1998
Genres: World Music, Classical
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 639842210720

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Angel Archipelago would be highly recommended just for its cast. Hedin, the nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) innovator, is joined by Scandinavian music luminaries like multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, accordionist Maria Kalaniemi, electronics man Frode Fjellheim, and horn player Jonas Knutsson. Together they have created a neo-classical album of grace and quiet energy, befitting the glassine nature of Hedin's fiddle. The compositions are mostly gentle, with echoes of 18th-century classical and ecclesiastical music, but they do have occasional bursts of remarkable energy, utilizing baroque lines and heavy percussion to push the music outside the quietude of the bulk of the record. There will be a tendency to place this music into the new age realm, and some of Hedin's other recorded output certainly belongs there, but Angel Archipelago succeeds because there is no category for it. --Louis Gibson
 

CD Reviews

Powerfully spellbinding ; a pleasure for the listening soul
05/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"archaic yet entincingly new , this is music that makes dreams of ancient times dance in the present"