Sunday, November 30, 2014

Harv - Must

Harv - Must (2000)

"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 | A-kassa
02 | Båten
03 | EF
04 | Olov
05 | Lumiainen
06 | Kvartetten
07 | Spaken
08 | Reinlender
09 | Svempa
10 | Björk-arab
11 | Björklund
12 | Brudmarsch (Wedding March)
13 | Blää!
14 | Vandringjen / Fiskaren
15 | Hamlet

Availability: Out of print in the U.S. but physical copies are readily available.  No MP3.

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