Wolf Rune

Sinikka Langeland

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Format: CD

Cat No: 3542600

Release Date:  23 April 2021

Label:  ECM

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  602435426006

Genres:  Folk  Scandinavian  

  • Description

    'Wolf Rune', a solo album, casts a new light on the highly personal idiom of Sinikka Langeland, kantele player and folk singer from Finnskogen, Norway's "Finnish forest".

    Sinikka integrates her own songs among folk hymns, shamanistic rune songs and traditional dance pieces, draws texts from multiple poetic sources, and expands the expressive range of her instruments. Few artists embody the spirit of place as comprehensively as Langeland, and her music ruminates upon the wildness of the natural world and the interrelationships of its inhabitants.

    'Wolf Rune', recorded in December 2019 in Oslo's Rainbow Studio, is an absorbing addition to Sinikka's ECM discography, which has featured critically acclaimed projects including Starflowers, The Land That Is Not, Maria's Song, The Half-Finished Heaven and The Magical Forest.

    Sinikka Langeland: vocal, kantele


    "It's a very beautiful, original, thought-provoking album, played and sung by a highly accomplished musician who's absolutely herself." - LondonJazzNews

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Moose Rune
      • 2. Polsdance from Finnskogen
      • 3. Row My Ocean
      • 4. Kantele Prayer I
      • 5. The Eye Of The Blue Whale
      • 6. When I Was The Forest
      • 7. Kantele Prayer II
      • 8. Winter Rune
      • 9. Don't Come To Me With The Entire Truth
      • 10. The Girl In The Headlands
      • 11. I See Your Light
      • 12. Wolf Rune