Sunday, July 24, 2016

Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa (Warsaw Village Band) - Wiosna Ludu (People's Spring) (2001 Poland) @320

Kapela ze wsi Warszawa (English: Warsaw Village Band) is a band from Warsaw, Poland which plays traditional Polish folk music tunes combined with modern elements.

One of the most important albums in the discography of Warsaw Village Band, who appointed for the coming years and follows the direction of the team. Pioneering compositions based on spicy melodies. Power, trans, energy, spiritual revolution. 
Moving songs to cry, powerful batches piece string and energy cannonade of drums and a massive dub, delighted audiences around the world, teleporting Kapela the most important scenes and festivals. "Spring of the People" was nominated for the prestigious BBC Radio 3, and the song "In my Matecki" won the Grand Prix Svetozár Stračina the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for the best song inspired by folk music. The album, originally released by the publishing house Tri Orange World, lived to see the European edition of the illustrious German label Jaro and edit American belonging to the Harmonia Mundi label World Village. 

01 - Do Ciebie Kasiuniu.mp3
02 - Taniec Chasydzki.mp3
03 - U Mojej Matecki.mp3
04 - Niolam Kochanecka.mp3
05 - Cerwone Jabluszko.mp3
06 - Polka Szydlowiecka.mp3
07 - Kto Sie Zani.mp3
08 - Bystra Woda.mp3
09 - Cózes Ty Kasiu.mp3
10 - Polka Folk Is Dead.mp3
11 - Pada Deszczyk.mp3
12 - Zurawie.mp3
13 - Maydów.mp3

Katarzyna SZURMAN: Fiddle, Voix
Maja MAYALL KLEZCZ: Basse, Voix
Sylwia MAZURA SWIATKOWSKA: Violon, Fiddle, Voix
Wojciech SZPAK MC KRZAK: Violon, Jew's harp, Voix
Piotr PROF. GLINA GLINSKI:  Percussion
Maciej HERSZT SZAJKOWSKI: Frame drums, Dhol, Voix
Marta STANISLAWSKA: Dulcimer
Wojciech PULCYN: Contrebasse
Maciej CIERLIK CIERLINSKI: Hurdy-Gurdy [Vielle à Roue]

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jensen & Bugge + Høirup - Slid din tid (Denmark 2015) @320

Mette Kathrine Jensen, Kristian Bugge and Morten Alfred Høirup celebrate the fiddler and composer Borcher Madsen´s 200th birthday. Borcher Madsen (1815-1897) was from the Southern Danish Islands of Falster and one of the regions most talented musician and dance music composer of that time.

The Trio has been working with his music and history which now result in this recording and a booklet included short stories about Borcher Madsen. From the booklet: "..It is told by his grandson William Hansen - a well-known music director himself - that often Borcher's house in Nykøbing was visited bymusicians from the neighborhood who asked for new tunes to take home. Then Borcher Madsen immediately took pen and paper and wrote effortlessly a waltz, a mazurka, a galop (fast polka) or something else directly from the top of his head and arranged for five or six instruments. That's how it could sometimes happen when Borcher was playing a gig somewhere and someone would come up to him with one of his own compositions. He couldn't remember or recognize his own tune at all and therefore would have to relearn it from the top..".

Mette Kathrine Jensen, accordion (is playing on a Beltrami, C16)
Kristian Bugge, fiddle (made by Noémie Viaud)
Morten Alfred Høirup, guitar (handmade in Canada by William "Grit" Laskin in 1986)

01. Polka i F/Rigel/Hopsa 03:37
02. Efteraarsvalsen 05:05
03. Poul Werners rheinlænder 02:36
04. Fanny polka 03:37
05. Polka i C 02:44
06. Grevindens menuet 04:17
07. Slid din tid, polka 02:02
08. Vilhelmines polka 02:37
09. Vals i Bb/Rigel/N4 Hopsa 05:31
10. Hamborger 02:51
11. Vals No 3 03:00
12. Hopsa med mol 01:40

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa (Warsaw Village Band) - Wykorzenienie (Uprooting) (2005 Poland) @320

Kapela ze wsi Warszawa (English: Warsaw Village Band) is a band from Warsaw, Poland which plays traditional Polish folk music tunes combined with modern elements.

According to the band's creative manifesto, it was formed as a response to mass culture and narrow-mindedness, "which in fact leads to [the] destruction of human dignity." Indeed, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the expansion of the European Union to most of the former Warsaw Pact countries, Poland's economy has grown dramatically, while at the same time ushering in investment by a number of multinational corporations, leading to concerns of globalism and loss of Poland's cultural identity.

Warsaw Village Band was intended to be a response to this trend by exploring Poland's musical traditions and making them relevant to its new capitalist economy. Member Wojciech Krzak has stated that "after the nightmare of Communism, we still have to fight for our identity, and we know that beauty and identity are still in our roots." Krzak has further stated that the band are "trying to create a new cultural proposition for the youth in an alternative way to contemporary show-biz." The band's very name appears to evoke what troubles Krzak about Poland's new capitalism: many large Polish cities do not have suburbs in the traditional sense, leading to unsettling transitions directly from city to field. To this end, in their most recent release, Wykorzenienie (Uprooting), the band traveled throughout Poland to find and record older musicians who still played almost-forgotten styles of music, thereafter incorporating those melodies into new songs and expounding upon them.

The band also incorporate socially-conscious folk lyrics in their songs. The song "Kto Się Zani" ("Who is Getting Married") on their second album, Wiosna Ludu (People's Spring), discusses a young country girl who refuses to be married off, opting instead to "sing, dance, and be free rather than being dependent on someone."

Warsaw Village Band have appeared at several international music festivals, including the 2005 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, the 2004 Masala Festival in Hanover, Germany, and the 2000 International Ethnic Music Fest in Germany.

01 - Roots Josef Lipinski
02 - In The Forest (W Boru Kalinka)
03 - Woman In Hell (Baba W Piekle)
04 - At The Front Of The Gates (A Przed Wroty)
05 - Polka From The Sieradz Region (Polka Z Sieradzkiego)
06 - Matthew (Mateusz)
07 - Roots Janina Zdrzalik
08 - Let's Play, Musicians!
09 - The Owl (Sowa)
10 - Grey Horse (Siwy Kon)
11 - Roots Kapela Mariana Pelki
12 - When Johnny Went To Fight In The War (A Jak Pojechal Jas Na Wojenke)
13 - Lament (Lament)
14 - I Slayed The Rye (Powalem)
15 - Roots Kazimierz Zdrzalik
16 - Fishie (Rybicka)

Cello – Maja Kleszcz
Drum – Maciej Szajkowski
Dulcimer – Magdalena Sobczak
Lyre – Wojtek Krzak*
Violin – Sylwia Świątkowska, Wojtek Krzak*
Violin [Fidel Płocka] – Sylwia Świątkowska
Vocals – Kazimierz Zdrzalik (tracks: 10), Magdalena Sobczak, Maja Kleszcz, Sylwia Świątkowska

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Elanor - A Clear Look (Belgium 2016) @320

Elanor is a young Belgian folk group with roots in Ghent. In May 2013 five seasoned musicians strike the instruments together. A steaming accordion, a solid sound hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and swinging virtuoso whistling served in a spicy fond of bass and guitar.
The music is energetic, very danceable and innovative with traditional elements.
Own compositions and arrangements also allow swinging a seated audience with pleasure.
Bert Leemans (EmBRUN Les Boîtes, Triple-X, Variomatic) and Bart Praet known each other for years as musical countrymen. Bart shook all one melody after another from his bagpipes and flutes. Bert caught the melodies eagerly and kept them secretly between the slats of his accordion. What later Bert stood together on stage with Thomas Hoste (Cecilia). Presumably both were adepts hurdy listen watering to a French hurdy-gurdy group ... with a lot of enthusiasm to go to work together. The three men met, was shot germ Elanor!
The trio was immediately reinforced by a finely tuned DADGAD guitar, played by the agile young scion Kuni Quintens. Jelle Van Cleemputte (Les Bandits de Belleville, Zinger, Zigo) makes his jazzy bass lines ensure that all drone violence carried in beautiful harmonies.
In 2013 Elanor launched a demo CD, rather as a business card to organizers.
The first full-fledged full CD "A Clear Look" came in the spring of 2016.
Elanor first CD, A Clear Look is part of the group of straight line as Cecilia (one of whose members is from) and offers partner dance to New Irish sounds, ranging from stuffed 2 times the languorous waltz, energetic circus circle to the languid mazurka.
(google-translate, sorry)

1. Voyage / Snap
2. A Clear Look / Le Chalet
3. Loops
4. Masque
5. Mateke
6. Souvenirs d'été
7. Kotor
8. Knock the Door
9. Pour Elle
10. Blown Away / Nuit Noire
11. Allépriya / Shvesta
12. Northern Village
13. Vellareels
14. 0808

Bert LEEMANS : Accordéon, Accordina
Thomas HOSTE : Vielle à roue alto et soprano
Bart PRAET : Uillean pipes, Bagpipe, Gaita, Flûte
Kuni QUINTENS : Guitare accoustique
Jelle Van CLEEMPUTTE : Basse électrique, Kick
Jeroen GEERINCK : Bodhran

Orbál - Noctispora (Belgium 2014) @320

From the forests of the North to the deserts of Arabia, from furthest shores to welcoming hearths, Orbal's compositions immerse you in a world of wild landscapes, will-o'-the-wisps, parody pirates, gipsy swing and oriental rhythms.

Since 2007, these young musicians have been performing at concerts, bals and festivals (read the history of Orbál). They come together from three corners of Belgium to share their musical influences. Performing exclusively their own compositions, they play with the boundaries of music for dancing. This is contemporary folk which, inspired from its roots, continuously explores new horizons.

Orbal released an EP ‘Le lendemain de la veille’ in 2009, and recorded a new EP ’L'heure du thé’ in 2012. Their first album ‘Noctispora’ was released in May 2014 on the record label Appel Rekords. They have played at Festival Dranouter, Festival Les Anthinoises, Muziekpublique, Folk Festival Musiques et Traditions, Muziekmozaïek, Boombal, 't Ey, Folk in Leuven, Bal XL,...

Rebecca Van Bogaert: flute, alto flute, piccolo, metallophone, vocals
Lise Smolders: soprano and tenor saxophone, clarineau, vocals
Simon Laffineur: guitar, vocals
Fanny Vandenbergh: bass guitar, banjo, vocals
Simon Leleux: thousand and one percussions, vocals

1. Kamperfoelie
2. L'heure du thé
3. Aigle bleu
4. Noctispora
5. Miralh miralh / Granda orsa
6. Winter's coming
7. Bâdiya
8. Oscar Wilde
9. Kahroba
10. Morpheus' arms
11. Piratenlied
12. Waltz der dwazen

MultiDelta - L'Arborescence des Sources (France 2015) @320

When Aurelian Claranbaux and Boris Trouplin make feet and hands ...
Both protagonists polyphonic remake knowledge, 10 years after Midnight stumps,
to drive a spirited concert-dance, original and sensitive. Machines and pedals will support each diatonic accordion and bagpipes.
Trafficked environments deployed frequencies, dance music ...
This is MultiDelta do you want in here!
(sorry, google-translate from french)

1. CH9  (andro)
2. Ultim' Multi (bourée à 3 temps)
3. Delta Battle (bourée à 3 temps)
4. Lao Tseu(sens dessus dessous) (rond de St Vincent)
5. Face Amour Pile Ami (hanterdro)
6. Latexico (bourrée à 2 temps)
7. La Danse Des Éoliennes (mazurka)
8. Lyrisme Explicite (rondeau en couple)
9. Au Théâtre Des Phalanges (valse à 5 temps)
10. Icône Et Connivence (scottish)
11. Polka Singer (polka)

Aurélien Claranbaux - accordéon chromatique, kalimba
Boris Trouplin - cornemuses 16 et 20 pouces, veuze, flûte à bec, steel drum, Voix

Adama Diop - voix (2,3)
Lia Ausserré - voix (3)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

EmBRUN - №3 Live (Belgium 2013) @320

1. Intro Live And Kicking
2. Dr. Gonzales
3. Black Moon
4. Dabediwals
5. HP
6. Boem - Tsjack
7. Running Over - The Sunset
8. Red Moon
9. EmBRUNette
10. Brand New - Behavior
11. Tipsy Gipsy

Bert Leemans: chromatische accordeon
Harald Bauweraerts: draailier
Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven: doedelzak en sopraansax
Jonas Scheys: basgitaar
Ludo Stichelmeyer: drums en percussie
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