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Kent - Jag Ar Inte Radd For Morkret (2012)

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Kent - Jag Ar Inte Radd For Morkret (2012)

Kent - Jag Är Inte Rädd För Mörkret (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Indie Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Universal | # 060252799362 | Time: 00:45:55

Jag är inte rädd för mörkret (Swedish for I Am Not Afraid of the Dark) is the tenth studio album by Swedish alternative rock band Kent. It was released on April 25, 2012 by Sonet Records (Universal Music) and it was the band's debut release with the label since their departure from Sony Music in June 2011. The album was preceded by the lead single "999" on March 28, 2012. Jag är inte rädd för mörkret received positive reviews from Swedish music critics. It debuted at number one in Norway and Sweden, at number two in Denmark and at number five in Finland.

Trio Mediaeval & Arve Henriksen - Rimur (2017) {ECM 2520}

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Trio Mediaeval & Arve Henriksen - Rimur (2017) {ECM 2520}

Trio Mediaeval & Arve Henriksen - Rimur (2017) {ECM 2520}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 370MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Nordic Folk, Classical

The music of this album is a clear example of the deep-rooted migrational nature of our local existence. It is music of a remote past, marked by radically different life conditions. It is music from distant areas connected by wandering people in search of better life conditions. It is music handed down by word of mouth for a long time and finally documented in written form during the last century. It is music to be recovered, reconstructed and re-contextualized in an ongoing process of searching, appropriating and re-inventing, of sense making at the intersection of a resonating past and today's breathing.

Lars Fredrik Frøislie - Fire Fortellinger (2023)

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Lars Fredrik Frøislie - Fire Fortellinger (2023)

Lars Fredrik Frøislie - Fire Fortellinger (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 108 Mb | 00:46:56
Progressive Rock | Label: Karisma Records

Debut solo album from Wobbler’s Lars Fredrik Frøislie! Fitting perfectly into the 70s prog-rock tradition where the keyboardist makes a solo album between the band albums, this is music Frøislie has been doing, mostly alone, during the pandemic. Had it not been for the pandemic, much of the material would probably have ended up on a new Wobbler album - but then run through the Wobbler grinder and with English lyrics. In other words, this is unpeeled and raw, as spontaneous as possible without going through too many rounds of processing. Trying to preserve the impulsive - much of what you hear is improvised, and one-takes (preferably with playing errors and piano strings that break and the like). Trying to preserve the human aspect to a large extent, avoiding click tracks, auto-tune, MIDI or too much technology. Expect lots of old analogue keyboards such as cembalo, Mellotron, MiniMoog, Yamaha CP70 and Hammond organ.

Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen - Sigurd Lie: Songs, Vol. 2 (2023)

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Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen - Sigurd Lie: Songs, Vol. 2 (2023)

Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen - Sigurd Lie: Songs, Vol. 2 (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:02
Classical, Vocal | Label: LAWO Classics

The songs on this release – volume 2 – continue the chronological list from volume 1.The album begins with the remarkably special cycle Wartburg, encompassing an enormous range of singing pathos. The text by Theodor Caspari has to do with Wartburg Castle, with its sweeping history. Martin Luther sought refuge there from May 1521 to March 1522. Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia resided there from 1211 to 1228, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the castle several times, and, notably, the famous "minstrel contest" at the castle was an inspiration for Wagner when he composed his opera Tannhauser. So it is not so unusual that Theodor Caspari was also inspired by the castle's history and reputation when he wrote his Wartburg texts.

Lise Davidsen - Christmas From Norway (2023)

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Lise Davidsen - Christmas From Norway (2023)

Lise Davidsen - Christmas From Norway (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 198 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:18
Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca Classics

Lise Davidsen, the most in-demand soprano in the world right now, announces the release of her new album, ‘Christmas From Norway’ via Decca Classics on 10 November 2023. Lise’s forthcoming album presents a delightful and personally-selected collection of traditional Norwegian Christmas music and classic festive favourites, spreading the warm glow of the Scandinavian Christmas spirit. For this album, the soprano draws inspiration from the classic albums of iconic predecessors on Decca Classics, such as Kirsten Flagstad and Birgit Nilsson. The album features beautiful arrangements drawn from the label's archive, originally made for such legendary singers as Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, and Renée Fleming.

Outi Tarkiainen - Beyond Poems: Chamber Music (2017)

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Outi Tarkiainen - Beyond Poems: Chamber Music (2017)

Outi Tarkiainen - Beyond Poems: Chamber Music (2017)
Kamus Quartet; Lauri Sallinen (clarinet), Maria Puusaari (violin), Markus Hohti (cello)
Tuuli Lindeberg (soprano), Emil Holmström (piano), Veli Kujala (accordion)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Alba | # ABCD415 | Time: 01:13:28

On this exciting release, Finland’s leading contemporary music professionals play poetry-inspired chamber music by Outi Tarkiainen. The works are tinged with the mythical, archaic colors of the North intermixed with the translucency of contemporary music, the sensuality of poetry and the force of tradition. The distinctive recording creates a delicate, telling synthesis of lyricism and contemporary music. Outi Tarkiainen is one of a new generation of composers whose work bears intense witness to the world around it and whose music engages audiences while advancing the art form without compromise. “I see music as a force of nature,” Outi has said, “that can flood over a person and even change entire destinies.” Among the renowned artists featured are soprano Tuuli Lindeberg, accordionist Veli Kujala, and the Kamus String Quartet.

Jordsjø - Salighet (2023)

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Jordsjø - Salighet (2023)

Jordsjø - Salighet (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 253 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:42:35
Progressive Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Karisma Records

Jordsjø is a duo from Oslo, Norway inspired by Scandinavian folklore via jazz to early British prog. Following in the tradition of some of the best Nordic rock from the last century, Jordsjø manages to meld progressive rock with fantastic melodies and a folkish twist.

Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011)

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Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011)

Sinikka Langeland - The Land That Is Not (2011)
with Anders Jormin, Arve Henriksen, Markku Ounaskari and Trygve Seim

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2210, 2762036 | Time: 00:54:13
Nordic Folk, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative

From Norwegian folk singer and harpist Sinikka Langeland comes a seductively subtle contemporary jazz album. The lyrics are all Norwegian or Swedish (the sleeve notes have translations), and celebrate the poetry of Edith Södergran and Olav Håkonson Hauge – the first a shortlived pioneer of modern Swedish poetry, the second the Norwegian "lumberjack poet" who came to the art in his 40s. Langeland's band brings together trumpet-player Arve Henriksen and saxophonist/composer Trygve Seim, and it's a magical combination. Despite a predominant feeling of tranquillity, the singer sometimes adds an almost Nina Simone-like bite, for which Seim's smoky sound, Henriksen's ghostly multiphonics and Anders Jormin's bass are ideal foils. The mood is often broken by grooves that suggest some strange fjord-village cabaret music, or episodes that are like Nordic Miles Davis. It's a real one-off.

Sinikka Langeland - Wind and Sun (2023)

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Sinikka Langeland - Wind and Sun (2023)

Sinikka Langeland - Wind and Sun (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 321 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:41
Jazz, Modern Creative, Nordic Folk, World Fusion, Female Vocal | Label: ECM Records

Being in a room with Sinikka Langeland is like being charmed into a northern forest under a night sky,” wrote Fiona Talkington in Songlines. “Her presence and her voice are magical, but when she plays her kantele you can almost feel nature itself quivering with joy.”

Sigur Rós - ÁTTA (2023)

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Sigur Rós - ÁTTA (2023)

Sigur Rós - ÁTTA (2023)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 279 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | 00:56:33
Ambient, Post-Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management

Following it’s surprise digital release, Sigur Rós’ first new studio album in ten years, ÁTTA, is their most intimate and emotionally direct record to date.

Tusmørke - Hestehoven (2023)

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Tusmørke - Hestehoven (2023)

Tusmørke - Hestehoven (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 Mb | 00:40:20
Progressive Folk Rock | Label: Karisma Records

Norway’s most far-out and unique prog band TUSMØRKE is back! This album is not for the faint of heart. Like some great Babylonian harlot, the sinfully sweet sounds held within this record will deny no one, but they extract a great price! There will be no turning back should you proceed on this wretched path and cut your way through the thickets so green, for the path is fraught with danger and temptation. Proceed and you might find yourself sucked off, as it were, to a strange fairyland where every bush and clearing is gushingly alive with the brazen bacchanals of satyrs and nymphs. Continue and you will find yourself in a world where chance encounters of mildew-encrusted adult magazines, carefully stashed away in the shrubs are nothing short of erotic mysteries reminiscent of ancient fertility cults.

Jon Balke, Stian Omenås & Endre Ruset - Noriaki (2023)

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Jon Balke, Stian Omenås & Endre Ruset - Noriaki (2023)

Jon Balke, Stian Omenås & Endre Ruset - Noriaki (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 149 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | 00:41:24
Contemporary Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Poetry | Label: NYE NOR

Molde author Endre Ruset has had great success with his poetry book, Noriaki, which was published by Flamme Forlag in 2017. It has been called jump poetry, as the poems throughout use the name Noriaki, after the legendary Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai. Since 2014, Noriaki has also been a tea ceremony and an evolving art project with musician Stian Omenås. In 2022, Endre and Stian decided to make a recording of the Noriaki book.

Sólstafir - Berdreyminn (Deluxe Digibox Edition) (2017)

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Sólstafir - Berdreyminn (Deluxe Digibox Edition) (2017)

Sólstafir - Berdreyminn (Deluxe Digibox Edition) (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 416 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | 01:07:37
Post-Metal, Progressive Metal | Label: Season of Mist

SÓLSTAFIR are not like any other band. Their sixth album 'Berdreyminn' underscores this statement. As its title "a dreamer of forthcoming events" aptly describes, the four Icelanders have taken their already impressive evolution one step further. The band has continued to amalgamate haunting melodies, psychedelic phases, as well as strong undercurrents of classic rock and hard rock with echoes of their metal past. Yet SÓLSTAFIR's focus is not on style but pure emotion. 'Berdreyminn' is eclectic by a conscious choice to make feelings audible and transform taste as well as texture to sound. Genre borders are not broken but simply ignored. Musical influences are gathered from a wide range of sources, re-arranged, and woven into new patterns. Melancholy, longing, anger, joy, pleasure, pain, and other emotions are fuelling & fulling this album.

Kim Rysstad, Arve Henriksen‎ & Tord Gustavsen‎ - Villfarande barn (2023)

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Kim Rysstad, Arve Henriksen‎ & Tord Gustavsen‎ - Villfarande barn (2023)

Kim Rysstad, Arve Henriksen‎ & Tord Gustavsen‎ - Villfarande barn (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | 00:58:40
Jazz, Folk, Ambient | Label: Kirkelig Kulturverksted

Whatever one thinks and believes about salvation, sin and grace, one must have a heart of stone not to believe in Kim Rysstad when he interprets old spiritual songs such as "Jesus din søde forening at smake", "Villfarande barn" and " Langt Inn På Ville Heii".

Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

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Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them.