New music carrying the tradition forward

By Danish Roots |

This album will introduce you to 20 of the very best roots and folk music bands from Denmark. this year we showcase the creativity of Danish folk artists: New music carrying the tradition forward. Though all the bands are inspired by Danish and Nordic culture, they express this in quite diverse ways: some with dance tunes that might have been played in the countryside 150 years ago, others with songs inspired by viking tales, but with contemporary electronics, some fuse jazz, pop, and Latin styles with Danish melodies, while others blend classical and folk genres.

Denmark has a very strong and well documented instrumental and vocal tradition, and the music keeps developing. You could very well compare Denmark to a small harbour city in a large country called Europe. We are influenced by the many different traditions and cultures of our neighbours, but what makes our composers and musicians unique is the way they choose to use all these influences to create new Danish music.

Danish roots wishes you a beautiful journey through this album of new Danish roots and folk music, and we hope that you’ll enjoy the musical diversity of modern Denmark.

Tracklist

1. Basco: March of the Frogs (H. Parfitt-Murray) – GO1313 – bascoband.com 4:12

2. Asynje: I Skoven (S. Hammerlund/N. Barslev) – Asynje2011 – asynje.dk 4:32

3. Trias: The Sweet One (R. Nielsen) – GO0712 – triasmusic.dk 3:46

4. Trolska Polska: Trolls United (M. Seeberg) – facebook.com/trolskapolska 4:05

5. Nordens Tone: Ajö (J. Hjetland) – Gateway – nordenstone.dk 3:48

6. Himmerland: Tabte Fjer (E. Romme) – SHD 118 – himmerland.it 3:51

7. Habadekuk: Hornpiben (T. Langlands) – GO1710 – habadekuk.dk 4:14

8. Fromseier Hockings: Efter Lukketid (D. Fromseier) –  GO1213EP – fromseierhockings.com 3:51

9. Uhrbrand & Thorlund: Vesterland/Kre’s stykke (P. Uhrbrand) – UT0113 – facebook.com/peter.uhrbrand 3:25

10. Jensen & Bugge: Valsesæt (M. Høirup/trad) – GO0611 – jensen-bugge.dk 3:33

11. Trio Mio: Chinese Fake Away (K. Heebøll) – demo 2013 – triomio.dk 4:45

12. Dreamers’ Circus: Carrousell Prime (A. Carr) – GO0913 – dreamerscircus.com 2:58

13. Svøbsk: Holmeja (M. Hallberg) – GO0413 – svobsk.dk 3:56

14. Ulvsand & Hjetland: Tornado (J. Hjetland) – demo – facebook.com/ulvsandoghjetland 3:44

15. Krauka: Daladans (Krauka) –  krcd 07 – krauka.dk 2:26

16. Fiddling Faroes: Ravnens Velkomst (P. Bjergager) – SHD 097  3:16

17. Rannok: E20 (T. Langlands) – GO0213 – rannok.dk 3:09

18. Stanley Samuelsen: Oktobir (S. Samuelsen/J. H. O. Djurhuus) – shd 144 – stanleysamuelsen.dk 3:12

19. Jansberg Band: Aqua Vitae (H. Jansberg) – demo – jansberg.com 3:29

20. Afenginn:Lux (K. Nyberg) – WestparkMusic 87243 – afenginn.com 3:37

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