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Storsveit Nix Noltes – Royal Family – Divorce (FatCat)

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Storsveit Nix Noltes
Royal Family – Divorce
Fat Cat Records

There are some universal truths about being Icelandic. You have probably seen Bjork and Damon Albarn stumbling around the capital, You almost certainly dislike bankers right now…and, far more importantly, you have been onto the shimmering beauty of ‘Royal Family – Divorce’, for nearly 2 years now.

Originally released in December 2007 in Iceland, 2009 sees the rest of Europe allowed into the fold for this enticing Balkan flavoured folk odyssey. Storsviet translates as ‘big band’ and this ensemble is made up of 11 of Icelands premier talents. Featuring members of múm, Benni Hemm Hemm, Lost in Hildurness, Númer Null, rúnk, Kanada, Hestbak and Kria Brekka, the players have melded themselves into a fearsome troupe and produced a simply sensational album of slavic folk.


Written by Jonathan

March 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm

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