Unni Løvlid – Rite (Grappa GRCD4223, 2008)
Unni Løvlid creates a dreamy sound that comes from the lands of the north that combines folk and chamber music, minimalism and ambience, generating a hauntingly beautiful sound. Norwegian singer Unni Løvlid, who is also a member of the trio Rusk, uses her voice in several different ways, mixing traditional style vocals with processed vocal sounds, creating fascinating effects.
On Rite, Lovlid presents a new set of ethereal musical poems in which she is accompanied by accordion, synthesizers and samples, percussion, various wind instruments, hardanger fiddle, and the Norwegian National Opera Children’s Choir.
Rite is Unni Løvlid’s first album in three years. Her previous release, Vita (2005), was recorded in the Emanuel Vigeland mausoleum.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.