Origami Arktika / Trollebotn
Album: Trollebotn   Collection:World
Artist:Origami Arktika   Added:Nov 2007
Label:Silber Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-06-08 Pull Date: 2008-08-10 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 3 Jul 13 Jun 29 Jun 22 Jun 15
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 31, 2008: The Zikr
4. Jun 27, 2008: Memory Select
2. Aug 01, 2008: Oatmeal
5. Jun 26, 2008: "In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, in radioland I lay into the early morning
Anne Sit Heime
3. Jul 08, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian
Anne Sit Heime
6. Jun 17, 2008: Zikr
Fanteguten, Som Lindi Baerer Lauv

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-06-04
Mildly spooky trancelike music derived from Norse folksongs, adding a touch of psych and a haunting, tense sense of melody. Calm, dark layers: with guitars, drums... and ancillary sounds (percussion, rustles, scratches) for a slightly experimental feel (Bjork, sedated). Effortless tenor vocal somewhere between singing and chanting. Mostly acoustic, residing between folk and experimental rock.

Strange sounds: 4,5,7. Brighter, even happy: 2,6, sorta 8

1- Bright but creepy guitar figure, cool calm guitar jam later
2- Brightly folky, w/chiming sound. Happy, not so dark. The hit single?
3- Gentle chime and stiff beat; dirgelike but relatively fast
4- A capella with water sounds and a foreboding accordion(?) tone. Odd clanking and scratching. Dry.
5- Ominous, with galloping percussion and weird scratchy sounds. Feels spookier when the rhythm loosens up.
6- Pleasant folk tune made ominous. Nicely pulsing beat. Unrhythmic clatter at the start.
7- Cavernous soft gong, into a dark low-key track
8- Steady and maybe less dark than other tracks

Track Listing
1. Anne Sit Heime   5. Starke-Nils Doyr
2. Fjellmannjenta   6. Min Pipe
3. Fanteguten   7. Som Lindi Baerer Lauv
4. Guro Heddelid   8. Haugebonden