Vasen / Live In Japan
Album: Live In Japan   Collection:World
Artist:Vasen   Added:Nov 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-22 Pull Date: 2006-03-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 12 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 07, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Hasse A's
4. Feb 17, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Appalachen (Appalachian)
2. Feb 23, 2006: The Curious Eye
Slangpolska Efter Byss-Calle, Flippen (The Flip)
5. Feb 07, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian - J-Pop
Flippen (The Flip)
3. Feb 21, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Flippen (The Flip)
6. Jan 31, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-01-04
Recorded in January, 2005 in Tokyo. The Swedish acoustic trio (12-string guitar, nyckelharpa, viola) exhibits wonderful playing throughout and the harmonies and arrangements are expert. The DVD has info on the band and the fascinating history of the nykelharpa. Watch for applause on tracks…it sounds like a small venue, though, so it has a nice intimate feel to the crowd. All instrumentals, and all good…especially these:

2. Nicely melodic folk w/great interplays.
3. A happy, toe-tapping tune w/a hint of bluegrass.
4. Cool polska with a fun, tripping melody.
5. An elegant, courtly, old-fashioned polska. Vaguely Tudor.
6. Relaxed and lyrical waltz, sweetly evocative.
8. Fun, fast, fun. Happy strings w/a big old toe tapping sound.
9. Bright & bouncy with a nice, galloping feel.
13. Happy and upbeat polska. Great fun.
17. Nicely complex blend of strings in this bouncy dance.

Track Listing
1. Bjorkbergspolskan   9. Slangpolska Efter Byss-Calle
2. Hasse A's   10. Polska Pa Overvaningen (Polska Upstairs)
3. Appalachen (Appalachian)   11. Bromanders 100-Ars Polska (Bromander's 100-Year Polska)
4. Pedalpolska   12. Vilse I Betlandet (Lost In The Beet Field)
5. Fallandepolskan (The Falling Polska)   13. Nipponpolka
6. Calles Vals   14. Spelmansfalla (Fiddler's Trap)
7. Glada Polskan (The Happy Polska)   15. Lille Vilgot
8. Flippen (The Flip)   16. Byggnan (The Building)
  17. Kapten Kapsyl (Captain Bottletop)