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Jarruta

by Sväng

Harmonica attack from Finland. The latest CD from Sväng gives the harmonica tradition a second life. Odd rhythm grooves meets lyrical ballads. “It's probably safe to say they're the world's leading mouth-organ ensemble.” The London Evening Standard
Genre: World: Balkan
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1. Haidukka
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4:52 album only
2. Tango De La Abuelita (Grandmother's Tango)
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3:48 album only
3. Deadline
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5:57 album only
4. Syli-ikävä (Longing for Someone to Hold)
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6:12 album only
5. Kua Kua Kome Kiki? (Quando Se Come Aqui?)
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4:27 album only
6. Phennela Menge Phurane Kaale
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3:18 album only
7. Kiiskellä Kisaa (Hot Times for Ruff)
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6:42 album only
8. Tajukankaan Polkka (Comatoscene Polka)
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4:02 album only
9. Silia Valssi Mollissa (Silia Waltz in Minor)
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3:11 album only
10. Voi Kun Mulla On Ikävä (Oh How I Do Long For)
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11. Liikkuva Linna (Howl's Moving Castle)
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Bassismi


Svang
Jarruta (Aito)
*****
A Finnish harmonica quartet! They might sound like a novelty act, but Sv‰ng are writing and playing music that's surprisingly strong on melancholy and pathos.
Of course, there's also a great sense of humour and enjoyment in the extraordinary sounds that they bring out of an undervalued instrument - although the word harmonica rather undersells the large bass instrument and chromatic models they've developed.
They also write some pretty catchy tunes. Like most of the musicians on the inventive Finnish folk scene, the four members of Svang - Jouko Kyhala, Eero Grundstrom, Pasi Leino and Eero Turkka - have come out of Helsinki's Sibelius Academy. It's probably safe to say they're the world's leading mouth-organ ensemble. SIMON BROUGHTON