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Album Review: Dreamers' Circus 'Rooftop Sessions'

Updated: Oct 30, 2018

Tracks that touch on the bucolic where others delve into something far darker make up this excellent new offering from the contemporary Scandinavian folk group 'Dreamers' Circus'.  The liner notes says the music captures "the near and far, life and death, a little waltz with a friend".  The album artwork is beautiful as the music.  Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen is supreme on the violin and there is an often focussed and emotive underpinning by Nikolaj Busk on accordion or grand piano.  There is a touch of the psychedelic on tracks such as the ghostly 'Foreseen'.  Other tracks have a strong dose of the Scandinavian folk sounds such as 'Opus 2, 5' with lyrical melody lines and floating modal harmonies.  The track 'Kitchen Stories' with an upbeat flair and a vigorous fast fiddle lines by Sorensen is particularly worthy of a listen.  Overall a fine album with plenty of variety and a beautiful harmonic landscape.  Well recommended.

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