Flux, Marius Ziska, Tjant, Benjamin, Angelika Nielsen & Thomas Loefke and Allan Tausen

The number of the Faroese musicians, that have visited Russia with a concert, is constantly growing, so, it wasn’t hard to collect in one text the reviews for the albums of those, whom I’ve got acquainted with personally. I didn’t even need the help of Guðrið Hansdóttir, Eivør Pálsdóttir and Kristian Blak to write it.

Flux «Flux» (2003)
Marius «The Sky Is Our Home» (2006)

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Before the release of his first bestseller («Recreation», 2013), Hans Marius Ziska has been looking, through trial and error, for his unique sounding for 10 years. Listening to the album “Flux” (2003), one can know Ziska only by his immature voice, which is hiding in the ingenuous alternative rock.

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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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Musicians of the Faroe Islands, unite!

Orka «Leipzig» (Tutl, 2014)
Orka «Livandi oyða» (Tutl, 2007)

The Faroe Islands is, of course, a country in the first instance (the most fascinating and catching, besides), but in the second – just a village on a global scale. A very advanced village. According to Wikipedia, the Faroes share the first place with Iceland in the quantity of books published per head. It seems, the same situation is with the music albums. Only forty-eight thousand population — and a vast of music, enough to please everybody. But this music is often played by the same people.

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