Friday, January 20, 2012

Snaarmaarwaar - Snaarmaarwaar (Belgium 2009) @320

Originally ripped by Yojik

For 5 years now, the Snaarmaarwaar lads have been working their way through the musical landscape. With their mix of own compositions and traditional tunes they appeal to a very broad audience, from thoroughbred folkies to lovers of the harder stuff. In recent years the band has played regularly beyond Belgian borders. During the last year they have played at Nanjing Jazz and World Festival (China), Festival des Luthiers et Maîtres Sonneurs (F), Rudolstadt (D), Kaustinen Folkfestival (Fin), Kinnersley Festival (GB), Mandopolis (F), Viljandi Folkfestival (Est), Sunrise Celebration (GB),… Their first record “Snaarmaarwaar” (2009) was very well-received and, since then, they have continued to shape their unique string sound. Where mandola and mandolin tumble fiercely over each other, the guitar holds them effortlessly together with tight rhythms and dark grooves.

01 - Kadril van Mechelen - Colonne de la Gavre
02 - Vappu
03 - Bourrée de Montserrat
04 - Hanter dro - Dance to your daddy
05 - Stone's house - Muller's
06 - Waterman's
07 - Valse sanssoucis
08 - Slekkepolka
09 - Noir et blanc
10 - Pentland
11 - Bodabourrée - Faï bon dançar
12 - Architek
13 - De warmwaterkruik

Peter-Jan Daems: mandolin
Maarten Decombel: mandola, song
Jeroen Geerinck: guitar
Tine Allegaert: Trumpet
Jana Van Camp: Tuba
Baptiste Argouarc'h: Fiddle
Patrick Michiels: Bodhrán
Fons Vanhamel: Double bass
Michael Horgan: Low whistle


ralph11 said...

Belgium seems, strangely, to be a 'terroir' of neo-traditional music these days. I can but applaud this as the average quality appears to be really high.
thanks so much for ALL of your posts.

CrimsonKing said...

I agree with you Ralph. Belgium, in musical terms, is a surprising country.
Not only in Folk music they are strong, but they have a impressive presence in Avant Prog Rock too.
Groups like Univers Zero, Cro Magnon, Aranis, Julverne, DAAU, etc, are the top most in this style.

Angus said...

Been catching up on your posts - this is excellent! Your site has expanded my musical knowledge in a huge way.

Maybe try mediafire as the new backup - they have a very good reputation and (I think) will more than likely weather the current storm.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. Glad to see you're still running despite all the turmoil. Best regards, Max.

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