Friday, January 24, 2014

Krauka


There are the old sounds: old instruments like shawms and lyres; percussion and song that reminds one of Native American drum circles; singing in parallel fifths something akin to Gregorian Chant.... There are the new sounds: electric bass; Irish bouzouki; intricate harmonies. Krauka performs what they call Viking music on their recording Gjörningur.

Read my full review of Gjörningur, on +RootsWorld.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dreamers Circus


The Danish ensemble +Dreamers Circus presents A Little Symphony. On this recording the trio is joined by a larger cast of artists, including the European Traveling Brass Carnival and the +The Danish String Quartet. The direct connection between the Danish String Quartet and Dreamers' Circus is violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen who plays with both ensembles as well as the +Copenhagen Phil.

Read my full review of A Little Symphony, on +RootsWorld.