New York City, USA – Valley Entertainment has released a US
version of the celebrated album Lullabies from the Axil of Evil, created
by Norwegian producer Erk Hillestead.
Norwegian producer Erik Hillestad was struck by President George W. Bush’s January 29, 2002 speech wherein he launched the now famous term “The Axis of Evil”. He declared that Iran, Iraq, North Korea “and their allies” were enemies of the United States and the free democratic world. These countries were labeled enemies. Hillestad felt the stigma that was attached to the countries pointed out as members of “The Axis of Evil” was just one side of it. As a result, decided to unite “East” and “West” through song…through lullabies. “Lullabies lead us to the deepest and most fundamental way of communication between human beings. It is where all sharing
of ideas and feelings starts. Between mother and child, between father and
child. It is a universal culture. “- Erik Hillestad.
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.