GarmarnaGarmarna - Hildegard von Bingen
(2001, Rapidshare)Garmarna is inspired by music of the medieval period, be it their usual repertoire of Swedish folk, or in this case, the music of twelfth century nun Hildegard von Bingen. They studied the source material, and created new instrumental arrangements to surround the lyrics and von Bingen's original melody. Garmarna's style is a mixture of ancient and modern -- medieval music and modern modes are melted together. Layers of strings, guitars, hurdy-gurdy and percussion swirl around the traditional vocals of Emma Härdelin. Emma is at the center singing the old lyrics and melodies while the rest of the band create a new, electronic environment around her.
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