Боря "Nomæd" (nomaed) wrote in germanics,
Боря "Nomæd"
nomaed
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Germanic/Norse Ethnic Music

Hi,

We were listening to various ethnic performers at work with the guys, especially central Asian and Siberian, and some of it reminded me of european and norse ethnic as well. The problem is that I want to play some of it, but I have no clue what performers of acts have such a music. I'm looking for something quite authentic, ancient, simple, usually with vocals, maybe some flutes and basic instruments, and maybe throat-singing.
Can someone help me out with finding websites or performers that I can listen to?
I am talking about the kind of music/songs that was played/sung at evenings by the fire and etc.
I know of a Finntroll album of a similar nature, but I don't think that that's it.

Thanks,
Nomæd.
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Thanks for the reply.
I know Týr, and even thought I kind of like them, most of their stuff is quite monotonic, sadly :)
I'll give this "Rosenberg 7" a try.
Yeah, I was thinking of Faroese music too.
I don't believe there's any tradition of throat singing in Europe.

The instrumentation's mostly more complicated and stringed-instrument-heavy than what it sounds you're looking for, but the first couple of albums from Garmarna ("Vittrad" and "Guds Spelemän") are quite brilliant. Hedningarna are quite fun, also.
Gåte (Norwegian) and Schandmaul (German) might be something for you...They're Folk Rock and thus use more often traditional instruments for a better effect. Usually they both have lyrics with medieval touches. Schandmaul got also instruments-only pieces once in a while and are more "folk" than Gåte.
Oh yeah, Lumsk (Norwegian) fits quite good in with your discription, too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCFfuq_1iJA f.e.?

Aside from that...hmmm maybe try Odd Nordstoga, though that is not ancient. But simple with vocals and usually just with a guitar.

I think the problem is, that there isn't a real Germanic/Norse ethnic music, unlike in Asia etc where it has been a long tradition to practice and uphold their tunes. : /
I've got all Schandmaul, thanks.
I'll try to listen to the others.

I was looking for stuff that aren't too much "rock" or "metal", but I guess if there isn't much of this, rock-folk will suffice :)
Uh, I think that Blumfeld (German) can sometimes lean in a Folk-like direction. He has two songs that immediately come to mind called "Ich Fliege Mit Raben" and "Schmetterlings Gang". Other than that I would call classical composers very traditional German, Austrian, ect. music.
There's quite a lot of traditional folk music and post-industrial takes on folk music out there, usually dealing with traditional and pre-Christian Germanic themes.
Recommended:

FORSETI (Germany)
http://www.myspace.com/windzeit

JÄGERBLUT (Austria)
http://www.myspace.com/jagerblut

NEBELUNG (Germany)
http://www.myspace.com/nebelungmusik

NEUN WELTEN (Germany)
http://www.myspace.com/neunwelten

OF THE WAND AND THE MOON (Denmark)
http://www.myspace.com/ofthewandandthemoon

SOLBLOT (Sweden)
http://www.myspace.com/solblot

STURMPERCHT (Austria)
http://www.myspace.com/sturmpercht

VALRAVN (Denmark)
http://www.myspace.com/valravn

WALDTEUFEL (USA)
http://www.myspace.com/waldteufel

WARDRUNA (Norway)
http://www.myspace.com/wardruna

Plus there's compilations around like "Drømte mig en drøm," "Wizard Women Of The North," and "John Barleycorn Reborn" that present more music on this topic, including traditional Norewegian sheep calls and Sami yoik singing (yoik singing is an indigeous Northern European form of throat-singing, by the way).