Dánjal, Budam, Hamferð, Petur Pólson and Clickhaze

Dánjal «The Palace» (2008)

Dánjal «The Bubble» (2012)

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Dánjal has always had success. Until the release of the greatest album «Time» in 2014, this Faroese-Danish band had played only klezmer music, and, I must admit, its CDs «The Palace» and «The Bubble» are just as good. Really, the Faroese Dánjal, Neystabø and the rest of the members didn’t experiment much – they’ve just made a hot mix – but it’s hardly a big failure.    «The Palace» is a highly beautiful record, which has naturally combined a rollicking Jewish music with penetrating melody. The final track «Longsul» with expressive piano part and string quartet is just awesome.

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The men who sing

Having got out of reviews of nearly academic Faroese music, we cross the borders sharply and find ourselves in the neighbouring regions – actuality of all sorts (ranging from tragicomic Budam to romantic Marius Ziska). Today’s five albums are, of course, very different, but they are akin by men. Incredibly gifted men who sing. And what is more – gloomy covers.

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