Ranarop (Call of the Sea Witch)
(Finlandia Innovator/Warner Finland)
Gjallarhorn is a quartet from Ostrobothnia, the Swedish speaking area of Finland. They are aggressively modern while still being very closely tied to both folk musical traditions and ancient mythology. The heart of the band is a mixture of fiddle, didgeridoo, percussion, mandola, fronted by the sometimes ethereal vocals of Jenny Wilhelms. Ranarop (Call of the Sea Witch) (Finlandia Innovator/Warner Finland) is an almost epic album, with a sweeping sound that proves how broad a stroke simple acoustic instruments can make.
Sound file is a short excerpt from the album Ranarop (Finlandia Innovator) and is used with the expressed permission of the authors.
Read and interview with Gjallarhorn by Andrew Cronshaw
See also: Finland, Sweden