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Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Wimme
Title: Wimme
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Northside Records
Original Release Date: 10/14/1997
Release Date: 10/14/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 021561600522, 6418691204326

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An expanding foray into Finnish music.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wimme Saari is a yoik singer from Finland (Samiland). Yoik singing is similar in sound and intonation to some of the Native American chants and singing, evoking a plaintive intense quality. His voice is finely honed, and he sings against a backdrop of modern Finnish music as well as ambient sounds, or percussive effects. The music is interesting in its own right, as well as being a good showcase for Wimme to sing against. Recommended for those who wish to seek out new worthwhile dimensions in world music."
Groundbreaking, though not trendsetting
I X Key | tomorrow | 03/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Wimme mixes the ancient with the modern, & does it very differently from anyone else I've ever heard do it. The cd starts with water & a long, misty, high note. From there the traditional joik chanting is great, the electronic ambiance is pensive with clear definition, some rhythms in the course of the cd are interesting & slow. They feel good. The cd as a whole is an incredible debut. Wimme has a real trademark sound."