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In the Moonlight
Loituma
In the Moonlight
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Using the kantele (not unlike a hammered dulcimer in sound), fiddle, and voices, this Finnish quartet shows great delicacy and stateliness--not to mention a fair slice of playfulness--on In the Moonlight. There's the sonor...  more »

      
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All Artists: Loituma
Title: In the Moonlight
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Northside Records
Original Release Date: 4/6/1999
Release Date: 4/6/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021561602724

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Using the kantele (not unlike a hammered dulcimer in sound), fiddle, and voices, this Finnish quartet shows great delicacy and stateliness--not to mention a fair slice of playfulness--on In the Moonlight. There's the sonorous, minimalist beauty of "The Bells of St. Michael's," the '30s harmonies of "Beach Cooing," and the impressionism of "Hearing His Beloved," all mixed in with some lovely dance music--dance as in minuets and polkas, not rave. Some wonderful playing, and a strong sense of light and shade, makes this an absolute joy. Like those of Värttinä, the members of Loituma are graduates of Finland's Folk Music Institute, and when you hear records as delightful as this, you'll think every country should have a similar institution. Play it and smile. --Chris Nickson

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Fantastic!
Alan Ramsey | Downtown Skillman, New Jersey | 12/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Throw away your Partridge Family Album. Use your Donny and Marie records as coasters. This is the sound of the future. Hear the only sure antidote to lutefisk poisoning. The way to keep cool in the sauna. No, guys, seriously. This is a great album of Nordic Revival Finnish music, well played and well recorded. Play this on your PC in your cubicle, and watch your co-workers gather around and ask what it is."