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Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Vasen
Title: Whirled
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Northside Records
Original Release Date: 9/23/1997
Release Date: 9/23/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021561600621

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Swedish folk. Who would have thought?
Sara Wells | Lexington, KY | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This music will entrance you with its satisfying texture, and its hypotic rhythms will infect your mind (or at least make you want to jump around a lot). At times Whirled seems have Celtic inflections, though phrases are often delightfully asymmetric. Vasen sets up addictive grooves that remain clever throughout. There is even a touch of a more Eastern sound. Yet, Vasen's music retains a distinctiveness that makes it incomparable to anything else. This is some of the funnest, and still, most legitimate music I have ever heard."
Are you experienced?
Kenny b Natural | 06/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Stunningly beautiful melodies with quirky rhythyms played by the masters of the style. When I 1st heard this on the radio I thought maybe it was Breton or Celtic. I soon explored more Scandinavian music and it was everything I could hope for in a traditional music. The use of viola, middle eastern drumming and bouzouki backing up the native keyed fiddle or "nyckleharpa" is a superb blend that never seems old. The compositional talents of Roger Talroth, Mikel Marin and Olov Johannson combined is an unparalled marvel. I own almost every disc on this label, now. The sense of living with magic and unseen forces pervades this music and is part of the living culture that is Scandanavia."
This music makes my hair stand on end and my body shiver.
Miles Lane | Chapel Hill, NC USA | 10/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Complex harmonies, intertwined and subtly evolving melodies, incredible rhythm and absolutely huge energy make this CD the most riveting I have heard in years.No kidding, when I first heard the track "Whirled" on my local public radio station, I cranked the volume up until I might as well have been at a live concert. I had shivers running up and down my body and I wanted to do nothing so much as dance! This CD TOTALLY ROCKS!What I find most stunning about this band's music is that they take the instruments most often heard producing Celtic music and use them to make the most fabulously complex, rich, energetic and mesmerizing music I've ever heard."