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Schola Cantorum, Trachea | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Trachea, from the Norwegian choral group Schola Cantorum, seems like the latest “voices-in-a-church” release from 2L Recordings, something very much in line without other recent titles such as Venelita and Himmelborgen. A few minutes in, you’ll start to notice some fundamental differences. First of all, you’ll notice unusual accompaniment to these otherwise ethereal voices, something that leans heavily into the secular. Trachea, which obviously refers to the windpipe as a “source of transformation where the breath of a human being can be refined into the most beautiful, powerful, tender art,” is all about singing for the joy of it, the joy of making one monumental and moving sound.… Read the full article

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2L Recordings, Lux | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | March 17th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So far 2019 has been a stellar year for Norway’s 2L Recordings. Lux, the third in a trio of amazing trio of recordings I’ve received from Morten Lindberg this year, is in many ways the first among equals. Ljos, which features the Fauna Vokalkvintett, is remarkable for its exploration of five human voices in an extraordinary spatial setting–one of the many Norwegian churches that frequently host Lindberg’s amazing projects. Ujamaa, on the other hand, is a relatively big orchestral project that combines folk music from both Norway and Africa to show the spirit of brotherhood between two very different cultures.… Read the full article

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