Friday, July 23, 2021

Margit Myhr / Erlend Apneseth - Slattesong [Heilo Music]

Released on May 21st, 2k21 via Norwegian imprint Heilo Music is "Slattesong", the latest collaborational album effort created by the two Folk-leaning musicians Margit Myhr and Erlend Apneseth which are going back to the very roots of their countries Folk tradition, not only in terms of the albums sparse instrumentation solely consisting of Hardanger fiddle and vocals but also when it comes to the song  material which was chosen from a collection of traditional Folk songs specifically dealing with the Hallingdal region of Norway. This said, the fifteen cuts, both of instrumental and vocal nature, ooze the beautiful naturalistic innocence of ancient nordic rural living, telling sonic tales of summer morning mists, green, highly saturated pastures, love and legends as well as battles fought in past, hard work and good times as one would expect from a masterfully executed Folk album performed in a language one does not speak. Top tier with a special recommendation for "Den Som Rulla Ette Golve", "Krist Give Jeg Var Der" and "Gro Gudmundsrud".

Album artwork on Instagram!


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