||Take a break from the music of your
everyday life and let Triakel guide you through the songs from latitude
The album "Songs from the 63rd Latitude" is a collection
of songs deeply rooted in the bands home province of Jämtland,
a selection of their own favourites, both old and new.
And as if a album was not enough Triakel has also released a songbook!
The booklet contains words, melodies and chords from the new album.
Vintervisor: Shortly after the release of Triakel's first CD
in May 1998 it was decided that the follow-up should be a Christmas
record - not of the usual Jingle Bells kind, but an alternative, nonetheless
rich with the unmistakable flavour of a Swedish Christmas. The result
was not just a Christmas record but a record of winter songs. As well
as a good many Christmas songs the record features a newly-written
New Year hymn, a carol associated with Twelfth Night, a portentous
Advent hymn and a number of other pieces describing winter festivities
in which the Christmas aspect is less dominant.
From traditional songs to Evert Taube, Dan Andersson and former
ABBA member Benny Andersson. The line-up of vocals, harmonium and
fiddle is ideal for this material, and those who have already heard
and appreciated the group's simple, low-key music will not be disappointed.
Whether serious or cheerful, these are stories delivered with straightforward