Saturday, March 15, 2014

Harv - Polka Raggioso


Harv - Polka Raggioso (2005)

"Going from Jimi Hendrix covers to traditional Scandinavian fiddle music might seem like a giant leap of imagination, but it's exactly what the Swedish duo of Harv has managed. Magnus Stinnerbom and Daniel Sandén-Warg first played together in 1992, when they were 14, while attending a high school for musicians in their hometown of Karlstad. In Harv's very earliest incarnation, Stinnerbom played drums and Sandén-Warg guitar, as they jammed on old Hendrix songs, aiming to be rock stars. The idea of moving to traditional music came a year later. Stinnerbom had grown up with the music, his father having been a fiddle player with the seminal Swedish folk band Groupa, and when he finally played some of the old sounds for his friend, Sandén-Warg was an instant convert. However, it would still be a while before the pair appeared in public. Their debut as Harv (which translates as "harrow") came in 1996, when they provided the music for a production of Hamlet by the Västanå Theatre, and their eponymous first CD arrived a year later." (From the group's iTunes page)

01 | Grythyttehyl
02 | Direktör Deg
03 | Raggarvals (Yobbowaltz)
04 | Sockertöj / Ja Dä Gör Vi
05 | Tösen
06 | Hægsta
07 | Guttis
08 | Polka Raggioso
09 | Titania
10 | Harveland / Potatisvalsen

Availability: Physical CD appears to be out of print in the U.S. but can be found used.  MP3 available.

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