The title "Rikedom och gåvor" means Wealth and Gifts. It is a bitter love song: Rikedom och gåvor kan jag inte ge dig, därför föraktar du mig … I cannot offer you wealth or gifts, that's why you despise me. The song is from the vast collections of fiddler John Enninger (died 1908) of Höör in Skåne in the South of Sweden. It is said that his playing found its most irresistible shape after some schnapps and boiled eel. Swedish roots band Svanevit discovered Enninger when searching for new tunes and recipes. What once was a duo plus support, has been grown into a full band and a tight outfit indeed.
Nordic Noir: The Documentary – The Rise of Scandi-Drama examines the popular fascination of Nordic crime fiction, TV drama and feature films.
NORDIC UNION is the name behind the new musical collaboration, built by Frontiers President Serafino Perugino, between singer Ronnie Atkins of the legendary Danish Hard Rock institution PRETTY MAIDS and the up-and-coming Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Martensson of ECLIPSE and W.E.T. fame. Curious what that might sound like?
The Penguin Guide to Jazz calls Edward Vesala "a major musical presence [who] deserves the widest possible recognition." Nordic Gallery comprises all the colours in his broad palette, from Finnish folklore to contemporary classical music, from rock to idiosyncratic jazz. The album bursts with "found sounds" from around the world and the contributions of guest players. ~ BBC Music Magazine