To Måner – Valkyrien Allstars

VALKYRIEN ALLSTARS : Ko ska eg gjera · Ne've elva · Lyset (Halldis Moren Vesaas) · I dag såg eg (Olav H. Hauge) · Hovstaden · Sommernattsdrøm William Shakespeare/André Bjerke) · Tåre du tarv ikkje falla (Olav H. Hauge) · Drømte vi om ·more… Vært her før · Ikke gå · Borte! (Henrik Ibsen) · Slåtten som kom att frå Amerika

Valkyrien Allstars: Ola Hilmen, Erik Sollid, Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen

– If you ever get the opportunity, go to one of their gigs. Fall under the spell. Then buy the album. [Fiona Talkington / Songlines]

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Valkyrien Allstars´ Gives New Life to Old Traditions

If you have any preconceptions as to what Norwegian folk music is like, the Valkyrien Allstars will put to rest any clichéd sounds and images you might hold! Their music is based on traditional Norwegian tunes, but infused with rock and pop sensibilities that make them accessible to audiences beyond traditional folk. The texts on their second release, To Måner (Two moons), are inspired by Knut Hamsun, Henrik Ibsen and William Shakespeare – all wrapped up in fresh, folky tunes. The release was nominated for Spellemannprisen (The Norwegian Grammy Award). The group’s three core musicians each play the Hardanger fiddle, a traditional Norwegian stringed instrument very similar to the violin, though with eight or nine strings rather than four as on a standard violin. Bowed, plucked or used for percussive effects, the instrument’s versatility is perfectly matched against the rock dynamics of the accompanying rhythm section.

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If you have any preconceptions as to what Norwegian folk music is like, the Valkyrien Allstars will put to rest any clichéd sounds and images you might hold!

Shakespeare and Hamsun

The texts on their second release, To Måner (Two moons), are inspired by Knut Hamsun, Henrik Ibsen and William Shakespeare – all wrapped up in fresh, folky tunes. The release was nominated for Spellemannprisen (The Norwegian Grammy Award).

Valkyrien

The group’s three core musicians each play the Hardanger fiddle, a traditional Norwegian stringed instrument very similar to the violin, though with eight or nine strings rather than four as on a standard violin. Bowed, plucked or used for percussive effects, the instrument’s versatility is perfectly matched against the rock dynamics of the accompanying rhythm section.

Aslak Dørum |Magnus Larsen |Martin Langlie |Oskar Lindberg |Valkyrien Allstars

Release date: 31.08.2009

EAN : 7033662072408

Cat.No.: HCD7240

Priskategori : CD