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Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh
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Album: Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh
# Song Title   Time
1)    Polska More Info...
2)    Kristallen Den Fina More Info...
3)    Uti Var Hage More Info...
4)    Trollmors Vaggvisa More Info...
5)    Beneath Halo More Info...
6)    Bicinium More Info...
7)    Zeranium More Info...
8)    Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa More Info...
9)    Neko Nemurenai More Info...
10)    Death Letter More Info...
11)    Kling Klang More Info...
12)    Kyklopes More Info...
 
Album: Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh
# Song Title   Time
1)    Polska More Info...
2)    Kristallen Den Fina More Info...
3)    Uti Var Hage More Info...
4)    Trollmors Vaggvisa More Info...
5)    Beneath Halo More Info...
6)    Bicinium More Info...
7)    Zeranium More Info...
8)    Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa More Info...
9)    Neko Nemurenai More Info...
10)    Death Letter More Info...
11)    Kling Klang More Info...
12)    Kyklopes More Info...
 
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  • A collaboration between Swedish-born cellist Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh (core member of the Japanese psych outfit Ghost), this record was recorded in just four days in late 2007. The collection features both bare-bones improvisations and new arrangements of old Swedish folk songs, a Son House delta blues song, and a song that Batoh wrote for co-conspirators Damon & Naomi, but which they never used. A vast array of instrumentation is employed--including contra bass, harp, hurdy-gurdy, Tibetan bells, and a thunder sheet--to create a singular work that is somber and moving, begging repeated listens.
Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.47) - "This project brings the best out of both participants whilst postulating a parallel world folk hybrid with uncertain geographic coordinates and an eerily ancient vibe."

Dirty Linen (p.55) - "'Beneath Halo' is a quiet, lovely duet between Bartoh's fluid acoustic guitar and Espval's spectral cello, while 'Bicinium' is a medieval melody for harp and bells."
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