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Review from Irish music magazine

A great review from Irish Music Magazine, writing about the new recording: "an intriguing and hugely absorbing album from some of the most accomplished traditional musicians currently active in Europe."

"A lot has happened since these two Swedish flute players were interviewed by Eileen McCabe for IMM back in 2014. They’ve formed a quartet, concentrating on the regional music of their native Skåne. Joined here by Niklas Roswall (Nyckelharpa) and Alexandra Nilsson (Cello), they are now a quartet, fusing traditional Swedish music and instrumentation with a light baroque touch.

Andreas Ralsgård and Markus Tullberg both tip their hats to Irish flute influencers, yet this album is unreservedly Nordic, the dance forms are a long way from jigs and reels, they are infectious nonetheless. With the addition of the strings they create a carefree moment of merriment on Berghman/Lagerfeldt. Track 7, Pipor, takes their mood down with a sombre introspective piece of music. The traditional tune Lokarod sees the Nyckelharpa both leading the tune and gently closing the door on the track, think of an Elizabethan slow air with a punch in the centre and you’d be near the impression I had from listening to this track. Flute and Nyckelharpa weave around each other on Silverpolskan. Their last track Luftstrang is deliciously dark with flute and cello caressing each other in conjugal counterpoint, each gently taking turns to lead the tune to the next bar. It’s a regal end to an intriguing and hugely absorbing album from some of the most accomplished traditional musicians currently active in Europe."

Seán Laffey

Link to review here:

http://www.irishmusicmagazine.com/releases/releases-december-2019/


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