Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I've Noltes you around, I find you very attractive...


AN ELEVEN-piece Icelandic post rock band and a selection of traditional Bulgarian and Balkan folk tunes may seem like an odd couple - but they make beautiful music together.
This multicultural marriage of influences may be as much an archiving project as an album - Storsveit Nix Noltes members painstakingly researched the music to make sure it was all traditional in composition before setting it to tape - but don't be fooled into thinking Royal Family-Divorce is a stuffy listen.
No, this is a rowdy, raucous rendition of the tunes that would befit a wedding reception, played by a prodigiously talented collective of musicians that have lent their musicianship to Mum and Sigur Ros among many others on a hotch potch of instruments both old and new.
Although maybe not to everyone's taste, if you're looking for something exciting and different, give Royal Family-Divorce a ring.


  1. I have always thought that anything from the Scandinavian area music-wise is pretty good, so I am sure this is too.


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