Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CD Review: 'Frost'y Music To Warm The Soul

Footprint Records

The Swedish folk group, Groupa, transcends definability and assumes a more progressive or avant-garde exploration of instrumental folk music. The instrumental repertoire consists of flutes, a clarinet, drums, mouth harp, melodeon, fiddle, and viola. The music on Frost is anything but cold; in fact, it is an album that is sure to heat up any celebration or occasion. The songs beckon a classical era of renaissance fairs, Nordic bards, and minstrel songs. All in all, the sprightly melodies and contemplative moods of the music should enthrall any listener with an ear for Scandinavian or even new age music. Two 'frost'y thumbs up! ~ Matthew Forss

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