Slav To The Rhythm - Cover

Slav To The Rhythm

Slav To The Rhythm - Cover
Slav To The Rhythm - 2012

Slav To The Rhythm
(György Ligeti/trad./Stian Carstensen/Farmers Market)

Darinka Tsekova : gadulka
Filip Simeonov : clarinet
Finn Guttormsen : bass
Jarle Vespestad : drums
Nils-Olav Johansen : guitars
Stian Carstensen : guitars, pedal steel guitar, ocarina, kaval, music box, clavinet, triangle
Torbjørn Dyrud : vocals
Trifon Trifonov : sax

You’re The Prototypical
(Georgi Janev, Stian Carstensen)

Daniela Todorova : violins
Filip Simeonov : clarinet
Finn Guttormsen : bass
Jarle Vespestad : drums
Nils Olav Johansen : vocals
Sidsel Walstad : harp
Stian Carstensen : guitars, pedal steel guitar, violins, talkboxmoog, el-piano, vocals.

Friend
(Filip Simeonov/Stian Carstensen)

Filip Simeonov : clarinet
Stian Carstensen : organ

Dusty Traditions
(Stian Carstensen/Farmers Market)

Filip Simeonov : clarinet
Finn Guttormsen : bass
Jarle Vespestad : drums
Marinette Tonning-Olsen : french horns
Nils Olav Johansen : 12 string guitar, organ, vocals
Ola Kvernberg : strings
Stian Carstensen : guitars, pedal steel guitar, organ, synth
Torbjørn Dyrud : vocals

Replace
(trad/ Stefka Kushleva, Stian Carstensen)

Julia Peneva : vocals
Nadia Vladimirova : vocals
Sonia Iovkova : vocals
Stian Carstensen : organ, pedal steel guitar, barytone guitar.

Shiny Happy Gizmos
(Stian Carstensen)

Finn Guttormsen : bass
Jarle Vespestad : drums
Stian Carstensen : organ, synth, ocarina, guitars, pedal steel guitar, kaval, violins
Torbjørn Dyrud : vocals

Old Stuff Still Does The Trick
(Trad/Trifon Trifonov, Stian Carstensen)

Daniela Todorova : violin
Finn Guttormsen : bass, tambourine, handclaps
Jarle Vespestad : drums
Julia Peneva : vocals
Nadia Vladimirova : vocals
Sonia Iovkova : vocals
Stian Carstensen : guitars, pedal steel guitar, organs, tambourine, handclaps
Trifon Trifonov : sax

It’s Not Always True
(Dimitar Trifonov, Trifon Trifonov, Stian Carstensen)

Darinka Tsekova : gadulka
Finn Guttormsen : bass
Jarle Vespestad : drums
Nils Olav Johansen : guitar
Sidsel Walstad : harp
Stian Carstensen : organ, el-piano, pedal steel guitar, kaval, violins, glockenspiel
Trifon Trifonov : sax

Machines Rule
(Stian Carstensen)

Finn Guttormsen : bass, vocals, handclaps, tambourine, triangle
Jarle Vespestad : drums
Marinette Tonning-Olsen : french horns
Mats Rondin : cello
Ola Kvernberg : violins
Sidsel Walstad : harp
Stian Carstensen : synth, organ, kaval, guitars, electric sitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo, handclaps, vocals, tambourine
Trifon Trifonov : sax

And Thus
(trad/Stian Carstensen/Torbjørn Dyrud)

Georg Breinschmid : double bass
Roxana Bustihan : pan flute
Stian Carstensen : barytone guitar, pedal steel guitar, harpsichord, banjo, accordion
Torbjørn Dyrud : vocals

Man is Ancient History
(Trad, Georgi Pendov, Orlin Pamukov, Stian Carstensen)

Filip Simeonov : clarinet
Finn Guttormsen : bass
Jai Shankar : tablas
Jarle Vespestad : drums
Sidsel Walstad : harp
Stian Carstensen : guitars, pedal steel guitar, accordion
Trifon Trifonov : sax

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Farmers Market is:

    Trifon Trifonov
    Stian Carstensen
    Nils-Olav Johansen
    Jarle Vespestad
    Finn Guttormsen

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Recorded at Ocean Sound Recordings, Spyttmyra Studios, Mellegårds Sommarstuga, Trifon’s Kitchen & various random hotel rooms and locations throughout 2010-2012.
Sound engineers: Henning Vatne Svoren, Stig Aron Kamonen, Nils Olav Johansen, Stian Carstensen, Finn Guttormsen.
Editing: Ole Vik

Mixed at Ocean Sound Recordings by Henning Vatne Svoren

Mastering: Knut Bjørnar Asphol at Masterpool

Produced by Stian Carstensen and Farmers Market.

Cover design by Fred Lammers/Farmers Market

String/horn/harp-arrangements written by Stian Carstensen.
Vocal arrangements by Stian Carstensen & Torbjørn Dyrud except Old Stuff Still Does The Trick – Stian Carstensen & Nils-Olav Johansen, Replace – Stefa kushleva.

Farmers Market wishes to thank a lot of people. Here are some:
Stig Aron Kamonen, Henning Vatne Svoren and everybody at Ocean Sound Recordings, Fred Endresen, Jan-Olov & Else Mellegård, Roberth and Richard Sennheiser Nordic for the Neumann microphones, Simon Dancaster for his language skillet, Tomoyuki Ohsawa, Torbjørn Dyrud. Roberto Octavionelli at Bugari accordions, Kjetil Almenning for lending out a (dusty) harpsichord, Amund Maarud, György Ligeti, Mats Rondin, Per-Kristian Rekdal, Helge Kanck, Katrine Høksnes, NRK & KORK and Mike Patton and the one and only Svein Jarle Graff whom we forgot to thank last time – Doh!
This record is released with support from Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Fond for lyd og bilde and Fondet For Norske Plateprodusenter .

12 thoughts on “Slav To The Rhythm”

  1. Hi, Aki!
    We’re working on distribution! Send a mail to farmers[at]farmers-market.net and we’ll work something out in tje meantime.

  2. It’s £20 though. £15 delivered from HMV.com, a site called base.com has it for £12 delivered.

  3. FYI-I live in USA and got SLAV…. at AMAZON.UK. Cost about 20 US dollars that way. I have all the other FARMERS MARKET cds-they’re all GREAT!-Lou Filosa

  4. Hi fantastic Album.
    When will you tour UK. We are up in North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne) Come on over
    Look forward to seeing you performing live on day soon

  5. Tony :
    Hi fantastic Album.
    When will you tour UK. We are up in North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne) Come on over
    Look forward to seeing you performing live on day soon

    I second that!

  6. Please help! Where can I buy a copy of the album? Just heard slav to the rythm on bbc radio 3 and immediately want to listen to it again, incredible music/recording.

  7. Absolutely murderous album. I love everything FM has ever done, from the most tradition-minded folk to the extreme metal raveups, but the choice here to focus on a rock band sound was well-made, the homages to old-school progrock and jazz fusion deeply appreciated by this old-school progster. There are two giddy nods to the Mahavishnu Orchestra in particular that deserve mention, the machine-gun axe duel between Stian and Nils-Olav at the end of Slav to the Rhythm and the Eastern scale over the Hope-like electric sitar arpeggio figure in the concluding section of Machines Rule. When the drums kick in, the harmony is just slitheringly delicious. John McLaughlin’s jaw would hit the floor 🙂

    It’s also nice to hear Stian wrap his fingers around some old analog keyboard sounds, an overdriven Leslie-dirtied Hammond (n Slav to the Rhythm) and the thin Moogy pitch-bent synth leads in particular, sounding like a mutant cross between Jan Hammer at his most flamboyant and Richard Harvey (of the legendary prog-folk band Gryphon). Although, truth be told, *nobody* sounds like Stian Carstensen and Farmers Market! The background vocals, ethereal harp, steel guitar are simply unmatched anywhere.

    All the more folk-based stuff here is fantastic (yes indeed, old stuff still does the trick!), but two tunes deserve special mention as stellar prog-folk fusions, You’re the Prototypical and Dusty Traditions. I especially love the latter’s 4 + 5 / 4 + 5 // 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 outchorus and resolve to major — a delicious thing to blow a concluding synth lead over, for sure!

    Please come to America !

    Bob

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