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Väsen - Essence

Väsen - Essence
March 20, 2011, 06:33:49 PM
So I downloaded this about a month ago and I haven't stopped listening to it. I've been in love with traditional folk music for the last 15 years or so, especially Scandinavian and Irish, but usually to supplement my metal, electronic, and classical diet. This one really blew me away though. Every track is gold. I was familiar with their Whirled album and enjoyed it but it didn't inspire me to investigate any further into their back catalog. Anyone have any opinions on these guys, especially their other work, and where someone could purchase their albums. Post links!

Re: Väsen - Essence
March 20, 2011, 09:59:43 PM
You can buy some of their later albums from http://www.vasen.se/English/Discography.html. You can also get the (great) early album Levande Väsen from http://cdon.se/musik/v%C3%A4sen/levande_v%C3%A4sen-16040, although I'm not sure if they ship internationally.

Re: Väsen - Essence
March 25, 2011, 07:47:58 PM
Since you like this type of music, I suggest that you look for the artist Agnes Buen Garnås. She is a norvegian folk singer. I only own the "Draumkvedet" cd but I find it really good, really haunting.   There's more information on her discography at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Buen_Garn%C3%A5s 
Here's a link on this specific album:  http://www.gubemusic.com/album_8381

Re: Väsen - Essence
April 05, 2011, 01:13:41 AM
When are the sheep fuckers going to re-release "Essence"? It's far and away the best from Vasen. Their other stuff is all a grade or more removed.

Re: Väsen - Essence
April 27, 2011, 05:13:38 PM
I got Trio, Keyed Up, and and Linnaeus Väsen recently. Minus a handfull of tracks, overall not nearly as great as Essence but I really enjoyed Linnaeus Väsen. It's got an aristocratic 18th century sort of feel to it. I'd easily recommend to anyone who was obsessed with Essence!