Monday, August 17, 2009


Folk rock in that it's both very folksy and quite rockin'. At the risk of sounding stupid I'll attempt to argue that time may have made this album better now than it ever was: A lot of things have happened in the field of crossbreeding folk music and rock styles in the almost 30 years that have passed since Fredløs was released, with bands like Ym:stammen, Gåte and Valkyrien Allstars being some of the recent examples. While little has changed in the mediævality of the songs on Fredløs, to my mind the rock element might have been dated in 1980. With the passage of time and the retro craze and all, a seventies rock sound is more palatable again. Or maybe not. The point is, the songs sound suitably mediæval (in most cases, but never less than quite old) and are perfectly matched by a modern band introducing modern instruments like accordeon and, you know, electric guitars, drums etc. Favourite track: "Reinlender fra Vingelen", which never gets old.

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Tracks :

1. Aleina
2. Hjuringstev
3. Reinlender Fra Vingelen
4. Juljeitsan
5. Nykkjen
6. Det E Ikkje Her Ae Hore Tel
7. Reinlender & Ril
8. Liti Kjersti Og AlvekongenTel Dae
9. Tel Dae
10. Veslejenta & Kvernjenta
11. Sidsel & Monas Vals

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  1. Hey ,just stumbled across this site and what a delight! For a jaded trawler of the blogs to come across something as unique is this is wonderful! Downloaded the Gordon Jackson & L.Grosvenor so far, and looking forward to some other tasty rare stuff. And so many lesser known/unknown bands! YOu must have an amazing collection at home. ANyway great to see you sharing it with us. Cheers! Keep up the sterling work!
    Inish Eoin

  2. I too have become jaded from hitting the same old places time after time & seeing the same old things time after time. Deciding to follow a random link I wound up here & almost immediately bookmarked the site. This album in particular caught my eye (& hopefully my ear) and at the moment I'm looking forward to have something new and interesting to listen to tonight. Thanks much

  3. you are right this album is from 1980, not 1978.


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