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Artist: MAAILMAS
Title: Noitalauluja
Format: LP
Label: Tjärnen
Country: Sweden
Price: $25.00
"Its a handmade art edition of 133 copies on vinyl, with paste-on art on recycled paper, hand-stamped labels and an insert. Debut record for this free folk trio collaboration between Laura Naukkarinen (from Lau Nau) and Kristian Holmgren and Matti Bye (from Vinter), featuring out-of-tune meandering, slow paced walking-tunes, and folk songs of a tradition invented on the spot, with delicate female vocals over plucked, bent, bowed and hammered strings: from the fragile lyricism of "Saa puu" or "Pimeyden viimeinen säde," over the insect battle grounds and lonely wanderlust of "Pitkä matka," to the eerie, desolate wastelands of "Ishavets sång," where lonely, ghost-like voices drift over the frozen bass strings of the dampened piano, sounding "...as if already drifting under the ice," as someone said of the poet Heym..." -Tjärnen.
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