The Farther, the Better

Before the 2015th hardly began, the Faroese label Tutl had already released, at least, a couple of decent albums, among which you can find Eivǿr’s greatest record and a breathtaking album by Marius. Today, I’ll tell you about them and another three Faroese CDs, my dear friends. So, make yourself comfortable.

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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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A lot like dying

Guðrið Hansdóttir and Bartal Augustinussen singing the song «A lot like dying», in Surgut. It's snowing, birds are chirping, wind is howling.

Guðrið Hansdóttir: «Russians are the same as us»

It’s already more than two months that Guðrið Hansdóttir came back to the Faroes after her Russian tour. Those, who were at her concerts in early October, will remember this wonderful modest girl with a sensual pure voice and own sincere songs. As Guðrið admits, her acquaintance with Russia left a lasting impression, and the concert at the Surgut Philharmonics was one of the most memorable in her life. Her thoughts about Russia and artistic plans the singer shared with your humble narrator.

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Heiðrik Á Heygum: «I don’t make music videos for the money or to get famous»

The well-know (at least, in Russia) phrase «A talented person is talented in everything» exactly pictures a Faroese artist Heiðrik Á Heygum. I personally acquainted with him through his videos for the songs of Eivør Pálsdóttir and such bands as ORKA, Byrta, Bloodgroup. Then I realized, that Heiðrik was not so simple. Aside from shooting music videos for the friends-musicians and short films, he also sings his sincere and very melodic songs pretty good. Heiðrik draws and takes nice photos, and some of his album covers (for example, for Guðrið Hansdóttir and the abovesaid Eivør — entirely his work). About own musical projects and the wish to make a full film Heiðrik told your humble narrator.

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