Kategoriarkiv: Kurbeats

”Kurbeats är gruppen som bryter barriären mellan folkmusik och modern elektronika. Deras stilöverskridande har resulterat i ett helt originellt sound och i deras album Folktronica fick dessa två musikstilar skaka hand. Kan en gammal traditionell musikstil verkligen blandas med elektroniska element på det här viset? Ja, Garmarna har ju redan nosat på kombon och Kebnekajse lyckades mixa spelmansmusik med rock redan på 70 talet! Kom och låt era sinnen få smaka när Kurbeats målar med ljud och beats istället för färg och form!”

Yggdrasil – Ratatosk, 71 Degrees North

71 NorthWinds, seemingly ceaseless, sweep across the barren moon-like landscape of rocks and fjords less than 2,000 kilometres from the magnetic North Pole. Traces of nine months of winter and Arctic hurricanes are visible on the weather-beaten houses along the Norwegian coast. In the night sky displays of northern lights dance in the darkness, a sun-expelled darkness that is fortified and complete for three months each year. Blue-purple tones are visible on the polar night horizon from mid November to early February. Roads, harbours and airports are closed due to severe weather systems and villages are cut off from the outside world for days on end. One can only guess where the sun is.

Each year, however, the sun returns as though a miracle. The people celebrating its arrival with sun buns and hot chocolate. Perched in the sky from mid May to the end of July, the midnight sun brings about an explosion of verdure. Whales and seals swim close to shore where reindeers prepare themselves for the end of the short summer. Once more life prospers in the Arctic. Everything green soon transforms into a rustic orange, however, and winter engulfs again the northernmost point of mainland Europe, tightening its grip.

This is life at 71 Degrees North – where nature rules.


released 25 May 2014

Artwork by Rusty Psyflyart.
Mastered by Colin (OOOD) at the Stooodio, Bristol, UK.
Compiled by Kiriyama.
Cat#: DVSMDIG004

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Kurbeats – Folktronica

Folktronica is the mutant child of Scandinavian Folk music and Electronica.

This album sets out to discover this new path. It blends acoustic instruments and jojk captured in the Kurbeats studio with digitally rendered soundscapes created by Andreas and Mathias.

Backed up by Scandinavian tradition and with their roots deep within the electronic music scene it lends itself to a bigger crowd, this album is for everyone.

Kurbeats takes you on a journey, from a shaman’s tent, a wild ride through the kosmos to the heart. With this release the duo continues their story, that began with Yggdrasil – Prose Edda. Only, this is the true beginning.

Folktronica gives you what Prose Edda merely hinted. So hold on to your seats, here we go!