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Adam
Trio Patrekatt
Adam
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Trio Patrekatt offers a unique perspective on the Swedish folk music scene. Instead of relying on a rock beat or a jazz twist to the tradition, they come to the work from a modern, somewhat classical perspective, a la Kron...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Trio Patrekatt
Title: Adam
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol/Emi/Sbk/Chrysalis
Release Date: 5/5/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 2602000000264, 618685000521

Synopsis

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Trio Patrekatt offers a unique perspective on the Swedish folk music scene. Instead of relying on a rock beat or a jazz twist to the tradition, they come to the work from a modern, somewhat classical perspective, a la Kronos Quartet. Cello and two nyckelharpa (a keyed fiddle with a unique drone) join together to create a powerful new voice--one that is aggressive and complex, with just a touch of sly wit. The high, crystal tone of the nyckelharpa is laid out in stark contrast to the sometimes rough bowing of the cello, often competing to control the melody or rhythm. Using a set of traditional tunes and a few original compositions (notably by Johan Hedin), the trio embarks on an interesting course for what might still be called "folk music." The album has a unique wholeness to it, a unified construction in spite of its rather disparate parts, and offers a wonderful chance to see a new folk tradition in the making. --Louis Gibson

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CD Reviews

A sublime sonic feast
Philip Graham | Urbana, Illinois | 01/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Swedish instrumental trio's first effort shines like a rising sun. Trio Patrekatt raises the recent Scandinavian folk renaissance up to the heady level of chamber music. The interplay of these three musicians is extraordinary, evoking the quicksilver touch of the best improvised music. The two nyckelharpas (keyed fiddles) soar togther like kites, barely tethered to the ground by a robust cello. The three create a rich sound that at times resembles a small string orchestra, with harmonic hints of organ, accordian or harp. This is brilliant contemporary folk music that aspires to the dance and, as with a Beethoven string quartet, the dancing takes place in the mind as well as the feet."