Sunday, July 21, 2019

Hedningarna - Trä (Sweden 1994)

As popular in their own country as Top 40 rockstars are in the U.S., Scandinavia's
Hedningarna is starting to get the attention they deserve from the rest of the world as well. Combining elements of indigenous/traditional music and percussion with modern electronic instruments and a ton of adrenaline, this band has released some of the most inspiring/maddening/insatiably passionate music this reviewer has ever heard. 

While the lyrics are all sung in Scandinavian, translations are enclosed in the liner notes-the lyrics actually make for damned good reading on their own; from "Tina Vieri": "I haven't seen my mother/since the coffin lid was fastened/nailed down with tin nails/struck down with copper spikes." And, because this is a Northside release, this fucker is recorded clean. There are rumors that Hedningarna are going on tour soon-if they ever come to your town, you'd be an idiot to miss them.

01 - Täss'on Nainen 4:25
02 - Min Skog 4:06
03 - VargTimmen 4:20
04 - Gorrlaus 5:08
05 - SkrauTvål 3:02
06 - Pornopolka 2:35
07 - Räven 4:53
08 - SåglåTen 3:27
09 - Tuuli 5:36
10 - Täppmarschen 3:31
11 - Tina Vieri 6:20

Drums [Bass], Vocals, Backing Vocals – Sanna Kurki-Suonio
Horns, Oud, Vocals – Hållbus Totte Mattsson
Percussion, Vocals – Björn Tollin
Sampler [Joik] – Wimme Saari* (tracks: 9)
Violin, Bagpipes, Harp, Flute, Vocals – Anders Stake
Vocals, Backing Vocals, Harp, Violin – Tellu Paulasto


CrimsonKing said...


Heiko said...

Thank you! Got the CD years ago, but had mislaid it. Glad to have it back in my library

Unknown said...

Thank you! you're so nice.

666 said...

Fantástico !!!

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