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  Garmarna Downloads :: mondomixmusic.com
In Gods Musicians, Garmarna have excavated the dark side of the Swedish tradition to bring forth haunting melodies and lyrics filled with blood, guts, and doomed maidens.
Garmarna have crafted a masterpiece which brilliantly fuses the ancient with the modern, traditional murder ballads with rock and trip-hop production techniques.
I have purchased several other Garmarna CD's and believe this is their best so far...
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  Garmarna: Hildegard von Bingen - PopMatters Music Review
Garmarna may add more fuel to the ongoing dialogues about authenticity in musical presentation with their latest endeavor, Hildegard von Bingen.
Garmarna's medieval hurdy-gurdy and traditional e-bow is mixed with guitars, strings, and a bit of housebeat.
In Garmarna's hands, we have use of the traditional Swedish violin and organ-like hurdy-gurdy, their approach is respectful rather than shallow and the arrangement works.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/g/garmarna-hildegard.shtml   (1067 words)

 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - Garmarna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Garmarna is definitely a great band—their album, Vengeance, is especially good.
I was fascinated by the contrast between the lively musicians who are all male and play with their whole bodies, really throwing themselves into it, and Emma Härdelin's motionless, deadpan singing—except her voice is anything but.
Another general trend on the album is that Garmarna's soundscape seems to be slowly moving ever further away from traditional folk and incorporating more completely synthetic effects into their music.
www.ectoguide.org /artists/garmarna   (2322 words)

 Звуки.Ру - музыкальная энциклопедия : GARMARNA : Guds Speleman - фонограммы ...
Try listening to this album on a sunny day, and soon the sun will fade, you'll realise that you are lost in a dark ancient forest, wolves will howl right near you, and one of those wolves will have a woman's voice.
Garmarna plays old folk tunes in modern (but not pop) arangements, with traditional acoustic instruments (though electric guitars are also in use).
Well Garmarna seems to come from the an abyss deeper than the abyss of time.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Vengeance - Garmarna at Epinions.com
Garmarna combines the folk tales and musical tradition of Sweden with today's rhythms and arrangements, and the result is powerful, dark, and heavily engaging music.
In fact, Garmarna has it all: an empowering female lead singer with a strong and unbelievably beautiful voice, a group of talented modern and traditional musicians, and lyrics that border on the disturbing while making the Swedish language seem almost hypnotic.
Garmarna is steadily becoming a well-established Nordic band, and when listening to the band's 4 albums in chronological order, one definitely hears the development of the band as musicians.
www.epinions.com /content_29947825796   (375 words)

 Funprox.com article: » Garmarna - Garmarna
Garmarna is, together with Hedningarna, the best known folk act from Scandinavia.
People who like traditional folk will probably like this Garmarna album best, but others who are more into new folk might be a bit disappointed.
But, the true Garmarna fan will think all their music is just as beautiful.
www.funprox.com /index.php/reviews/2003_09/garmarna-garmarna   (212 words)

 God's Musicians - Garmarna - Song Listings
Keeping solidly to Scandinavia's reputation for gloom is the folk-rock band Garmarna, which mixes traditional Swedish acoustic instruments with electric guitars and the intermittant African drum.
Garmarna vaires its attack from low-key telling of horrors to an amplied assault in songs that report...
Garmarna vaires its attack from low-key telling of horrors to an amplied assault in songs that report of ghouls, trolls, werewolves, and other folkloric denizens of the northern European collective imagination.
www.mp3.com /albums/192011/summary.html?from=117976   (352 words)

 VH1.com : Garmarna : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Garmarna performed their debut North American tour in March 1995.
In Autumn 1996, Garmarna received the prestigious jury's prize, the Iron Gustav Award, for their performance at the Malzhaus Festival in Germany.
Garmarna later performed a song by Mats Wester and Py Backman at the Eurovision Song Contest.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/garmarna/bio.jhtml   (433 words)

 Band [Garmarna] / SMIC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GARMARNA completely bowled over the American world music media with their 1994 album "Vittrad".
Another Garmarna plus factor is the band's intelligent use of their instruments, bringing in electric guitar or jews harp just where needed and never to excess.
Don't be surprised if you hear a couple of wolves stalking you ("Garmarna" is a plural form of the name for the wolf/hound which guards the gates of Hell in Norse mythology).
www.mic.stim.se /avd/mic/prod/hitfacts.nsf/MetaEMN/AC7C9930BC0C0EF241256887004A15BE!OpenDocument   (344 words)

 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - Garmarna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I prefer Garmarna to their country-mates Hedningarna, though I like the latter band, too.
To me Garmarna's electric folk sound is very like that of Malicorne, possibly because of the distinctive hurdy-gurdy sound, but also in spirit.
Of the Hildegard von Bingen-folk-fusion songs that Garmarna played on their church tour last year, only one made it to this album, unfortunately.
www.ectoguide.org /guide.cgi?artists/garmarna   (2322 words)

 World Music Central - Your connection to World Music
With roots firmly planted in Nordic folk music, Garmarna creates their own sound, influenced by the rock tradition they've all grown up with.
Garmarna started in January 1990, just a week after a performance of Hamlet which contained very strong, old Swedish music.
It's not exactly a Hildegard von Bingen concertmore Garmarna's interpretation of her work placed in a 21st century environment.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /artists/artist_page.php?id=383   (481 words)

 Garmarna / RootsWorld Recording Review
The music on Garmarna's latest CD is derived from a project that dates back to 1996, when the genius upstarts of the Swedish scene were offered the opportunity to compose new musical backing for the mystic song texts of the abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179).
Garmarna thus accomplish mixed, but interesting results as they join ancient and modern music.
The effect is absolutely shocking, but necessarily so: you're aware of the risks Garmarna are taking with this material, in order for it to be heard in a new light.
www.rootsworld.com /reviews/garmarna-bigen.shtml   (402 words)

 Garmarna mp3 music
Garmarna - Den Bortsalda / Sold Away mp3
Garmarna - Drew Drusnaar / Idag Som Igеr mp3
Garmarna - O Frondens Virga (O Growing Branch) mp3
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 Garmarna (Interview)
But for almost a decade now, Garmarna have been one of the most dynamic and innovative forces in-well, anywhere, and certainly in the Scandinavian "modern folk" scene with which they are most commonly and easily associated.
Critics who thought they were familiar with Garmarna's gothic images of medieval Sweden clearly expected that a collection of songs composed by the twelfth-century German female mystic who lent her name to the album would be more of the same.
Yet in working with the material written by their nine-hundred-year-old collaborator, Garmarna have clearly found the means to bridge that gap as well as the inspiration to continue their own musical experimentation.
www.aural-innovations.com /issues/issue17/garmarna.html   (3597 words)

Garmarna have a unique sound: firmly based in Swedish traditional music but influenced by the rock tradition they've all grown up with.
The band have begun work on their next recording which is estimated to be ready for a fall 2006 release.
Garmarna is probably my favorite band worldwide in the genre of traditional-music-crossed-with-contemporary (or what have you).
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 Amazon.com: Vengeance: Music: Garmarna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After hearing the unique music of Garmarna you will feel compelled to beg and plead for them to tour near you, or at least I did.
Garmarna's growth over the course of three albums, from 1994's Vittrad to this disc, released in 1999, is amazing.
It would be nice to hear an album that combined the best of their early folk work with the electronica of this album.
www.amazon.com /Vengeance-Garmarna/dp/B00000IGRN   (1222 words)

 Garmarna: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Sweden's Garmarna right the balance by presenting the medieval mistress of song in a 21st century light, not always soft and romantic, but often hard, driven by programmed beats, with Emma Härdelin's eerie voice intoning von Bingen's Latin liturgical lyrics over the top.
Although originally inspired by Swedish traditional folk music, Garmarna continues to show that they are not hung up on traditional instrumentation or arrangements.
They have stated in interviews that it is the feeling of the old folk music that they are after rather than the exact form.
www.music.com /group/garmarna/1   (549 words)

 blip » garmarna
Garmarna keeps the original latin lyrics and melodies of Hildergard’s songs, but adds its own unique style and sound.
Some have claimed that Hildergard’s music has been hijacked by the New Age movement (though, to be fair, he doesn’t specifically mention Garmarna as one of the New Age bands).
However, in Garmarna I don’t hear a group that’s abused the music of Hildergard or wrenched it from its original intent.
www.rustyparts.com /wp/2005/04/14/garmarna   (256 words)

 Jazz Concert Review Garmarna: Great Pale Music-Ancient To The Future @ jazzreview.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
September 20, 2002 - At first glance, one might take Garmarna to be just another band of alterna-rock 20-somethings, but as the Blues Poet Willie Dixon once observed, you can’t judge that chunk of reading matter by its superficial graphic design.
From Sweden, Garmarna are five singers/players who take the traditional folk music of their land’s history and invest/interpret it with modern technology and edgy oomfp.
Garmarna played as if enveloped in the chilly noontime light of the Arctic Circle and the ancient winds from a savage Nordic netherworld.
www.jazzreview.com /articleprint.cfm?ID=988   (303 words)

 Ground and Sky review - Garmarna - Hildegard von Bingen
The standard approach to these monophonic songs is to have it performed in unison by a number of female voices, as it would have been sung in her abbey, perhaps with a drone underneath to add a little texture.
What has been done here, however, is that Garmarna have added a dance beat, and rather than a drone in a single key, somehow they found chord changes to add colour to the melodies.
Those unused to medieval modes may find the tunes difficult to come to grips with, but Garmarna seem to have a very good feel for each song, which helps a little with their accessibility.
www.progreviews.com /reviews/display.php?rev=gar-hvb   (583 words)

 FolkWorld Live Review: Hoven Droven, Garmarna
Having thought that Garmarna are already quite a biggish name in the Swedish scene, I expected quite a large crowd at the CD release concert in Sweden's capital.
In 1998 Garmarna were asked to do a tour project on Hildegards music, and after some considerations the band decided to do the tour.
But this should not have been the end, Hildegard and Garmarna were still waiting for a full album to be recorded, and this has come out now, and it is the release concert of that very CD I am talking about.
www.folkworld.de /19/e/hovgarm.html   (1174 words)

 Garmarna mp3 download music
Garmarna - Straffad Moder & Dotter / Mother and Daughter Punished mp3
Garmarna - O Vis Aeternitatis (O Power of Eternity) mp3
Garmarna - Virga ac Diadema (Branch and Diadem) mp3
garmarna.getnorth.com   (118 words)

 MySpace.com - Garmarna - - Folk / Pop / Experimental - www.myspace.com/garmarna
Very rare version of Herr Olof found on lost DAT tape!
I hope to meet you one day on a Festival.
hey garmarna folks, my record is available on itunes sweden!
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 Garmarna: GlobalVillageIdiot
Swedish band Garmarna, whose work has adventurously mixed the traditional and modern, will be releasing an album of von Bingen's work in 2001.
After listening to the music, which, in the early medieval style, was monophonic, "we found a lot in the melodies," and began working on material for the tour, which was well-enough received to prompt ideas of a record.
While Garmarna's previous records, especially 1999's Vengeance, had a thick, shadowy sound, this is much lighter - and over the course of recording "everything has changed," explained Brisland-Ferner.
www.globalvillageidiot.net /Garmarna.cfm   (530 words)

 Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage Artist Details: Garmarna
Their debut album, Vittrad, released in April 1994, was nominated for a Swedish Grammy while their second album, Guds Speleman, released two years later, received the Swedish Grammy award as "Album of the year." Released in the United States, the album placed high on the CMJ New Music chart.
During a tour in 1998, the group performed a collection of songs based on the medieval work of Hildegard von Bingen and Emma Hardelin performed songs by Benny Andersson of Abba during a show that was broadcast throughout the world on New Year's Eve 1999.
Garmarna are inspired by Swedish folk of the medieval period, to produce a mix of ancient and modern music.
www.kennedy-center.org /programs/millennium/artist_detail.cfm?artist_id=GARMARNA   (440 words)

 Amazon.com: Garmarna: Music: Garmarna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gamarna was one of the first Swedish bands to blend dance tunes and songs from the ballad tradition, much like a Scandinavian version of the Irish group De Dannan.
Garmarna is a remastered version of their self-titled 1993 debut EP, which has been expanded on CD by the addition of six songs from their 1992 demo.
While this album lacks the flair of later Garmarna releases, tending to stick pretty closely to a traditional folk style, it is never-the-less a spectacular album, which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Garmarna had mastered tradition before defying it.
www.amazon.com /Garmarna/dp/B00005BGKH   (971 words)

 The Pure Drop: Garmarna
A Swedish folk band who have been playing together since 1993, Garmarna perform old Scandinavian ballads that have been researched, revived and rewritten with modern influences.
Vocalist Emma was born into a family of nationally acclaimed musicians as the daughter of Swedish traditional fiddler Thore Härdelin.
After attending a Waldorf (Steiner) school and studying Swedish folk singing under Maria Röjås at Malung folkhögskola, she became a member of Garmarna in 1993, and founded Triakel in 1995 together with Kjell-Erik Eriksson of Hoven Droven and Janne Strömstedt.
thepuredrop.com.au /artists/garmarna.htm   (387 words)

 MedMark.org Category: /Arts/Music/Bands_and_Artists/G/Garmarna
Garmarna - An interview with the band members about their background, their music and their life outside the band.
Garmarna on Omnium - Web page about Garmarna by the record company Omnium.
Speaking with Garmarna's Rickard Westman - Garmarna's Rickard Westman talks about being a Swedish musician, and what brought him there.
www.medmark.org /odp.php?browse=/Arts/Music/Bands_and_Artists/G/Garmarna   (222 words)

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