catalogue

KALBAKKEN

THEN I SAW SUMMER & SUN ON EARTH (LITTLEREDRABBIT)

KALBAKKEN - THEN I SAW SUMMER & SUN ON EARTH 39145
format:
1 CD
release:
07.08.2009
label:
LITTLEREDRABBIT
item ID:
39145
barcode:
0823566492825
Formed in 2005 and based in Manchester, Kalbakken are half Norwegian sibling duo Kirsty and David Nyhuus Birchall.

They have a background in punk and improv styles but, as Kalbakken, they play their own readings of Scandinavian folk melodies, building new arrangements around old tunes.

The group started with one Norwegian song their mother had sung to them as children and spiralled from there, learning melodies passed down through their family and making exhaustive trips to Norwegian libraries to trawl the archives.

What emerges on their debut album is a pure, raw distillation of those songs. It's clear this is not part of any polite, nostalgic folk revival.

This is the real deal - musicians connecting to the blood and guts, fear and dread of centuries-old storytelling.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BUDEI SANG
  • 1.2. SAG DU NOKO
  • 1.3. BJORKA FRA BJALAND
  • 1.4. HVEM KAN SEGLE
  • 1.5. SYNNOUS SANG
  • 1.6. BANSUL
  • 1.7. HESTEN FRA Ă–RNES
  • 1.8. HORPA
  • 1.9. SA KLARNET LIVET
  • 1.10. LALING FRA TRYSIL
  • 1.11. BONDEN OG KRAKA
  • 1.12. JEG LAGDE MEG SA SILDIG
  • 1.13. DAE AE SO FAGERT I FINNESLOTTE