Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Den Fule - Lugumleik (Sweden-1993) [Folk-Rock] @256

Den Fule (meaning "The ugly one") was formed primarily from veterans of the 1970s Swedish folk rock scene. The band produced two albums through Xource Records in the early 1990s then disbanded. Their first album Lugumleik met with immediate critical acclaim and won the Swedish Grammy for "Best Folk Music Album of the Year 1993". The album was described for the Swedish Grammy awards as a blend of jazz, rock, funk and traditional folk music.

Although the band's music is largely adapted from traditional Nordic folk music, it crosses numerous genres, combining R&B elements with rock riffs and jazz phrasing. The melodic component of the music is dominated by flute and saxophone; numerous tracks are instrumental but male and female vocals are occasionally used.

01 - Tuss Ola

02 - Nordafjells
03 - Pål Karls Vals
04 - Raddaschottis
05 - Lugumleik
06 - Dickapolskan
07 - Långdans
08 - Vallåt
09 - Tre Strömmingar
10 - Slängpolska
11 - Köpmanspolska
12 - Modus Mats
13 - Psalm
14 - Nordic Wolf

Ellika Frisell: fiddle
Jonas Simonson: flutes, bass saxophone
Sten Källman: saxophones, percussion
Henrik Cederblom: guitars, electric violin, percussion
Stefan Bergman: bass
Christian Jormin: drums and percussion
Ingrid Brännströmm: vocals (guest)

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