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RUSK II

FRODE HALTLI: I SKJENKESTOVA · TRAD. : GÅNGLÅT ETTER LEJSME-PER · ENE, FORLATT OG BEDRAGEN · DET VAR I MIN UNGDOM · POLSDANSER · GRÅTAR'N · SOLDATEN · KÅTERUD · VI SOLGTE VÅRE HEMMA · LENGSEL, Å LENGSEL · DIN SOL GÅR BORT · TRENmore…T REZNOR: HURT

Frode Haltli · Unni Løvlid · Vegar Vårdal

RUSK’s debut recording was released in 2002 to critical acclaim the world over.

kr 139

Genre: Traditional

Apple blossom in February

Their debut recording was released in 2002 to critical acclaim the world over. RUSK has now stepped out of the murky depths of the Finnskog forest to present a new disc of fresh material. This album includes “shilling songs” – often with a deadly exit, Swedish ballads, self-composed material, even an interpretation of Nine Inch Nails` ”Hurt” – immortalized by the legendary Johnny Cash. This version has already been noticed at recent concerts: “RUSK managed what`s difficult in all music, touching that nerve which sends chills down your spine and makes you forget time and place.” Spelemannsbladet 8/2005.

RUSK: Unni Løvlid – vocals, Vegard Vårdal – fiddle, Frode Haltli – accordion.

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Apple blossom in February.

About RUSK 

RUSK is made up of three versatile musicians who came together in their mutual love of folk music and tragedy ballads: Unni Løvlid on vocal, Vegar Vårdal on fiddle and Frode Haltli on accordion. They find their inspiration in music old and new, and through improvisations with their chosen material they charm their audiences with vitality, humour and unexpected turns. 

The group began by specializing in folk music from Solør and Finnskogen on their 2002 debut album. This music formed the basis of RUSK’S repertoire, which today is considerably expanded. On their new disc there are Norwegian ballads which frequently recount tragic tales -, Swedish ballads, self-composed material, and even a version of Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt which was immortalized by the legendary Johnny Cash. This particular song has already featured in RUSK’s recent concerts: 

“The highlight of the concert came from quite another source than Rusk’s core repertoire. It was without a doubt Johnny Cash’s solemn song ‘Hurt’. In this item Rusk managed something which is difficult in any music to infuse it with a spine-tingling intensity that makes you forget time and place.” Spelemannsbladet 8/2005 

RUSK’s three members have been making music in Norway and internationally for some time. Accordion virtuoso Frode Haltli has received several awards, including a Norwegian Spellemann Prize in 2002, and he was named ‘Young Soloist of the Year’ by the Norwegian Concert Institute in 2001. Haltli was one of the featured artists at the Gloger Festival in Kongsberg last year; he has contributed to a long line of productions, including recordings for the prestigious German label ECM. 

Unni Løvlid comes from Hornindal in Nordfjord and has been an active performer of folk music for several years. She has made a number of solo recordings and contributed to many others both in Norway and abroad. Unni embraces a wide range of art forms on stage and in the studio and has built up an exciting and varied musical background. 

Vegar Vårdal is a folk dancer as well as a musician and he is frequently engaged as a session musician, composer, arranger and producer on a variety of projects. Vegar also has considerable teaching experience in different branches of folk music.

Frants Beyer |Frode Haltli |Rusk |Trad. |Trent Reznor |Unni Løvlid |Vegar Vårdal

Release date: 13.02.2006

EAN : 7033662071999

Cat.No.: HCD7199

Priskategori : CD