Original, funny and creepy. Amazing. Thanks for your music.
White Owl is a Russian folk-core group, created in Moscow, who play music of different nations adapted in various styles. Since the tastes of the musicians don't belong to the same genre their arrangements are mixtures of such traditions as alternative, indie, solid rock, folk tradition and even renaissance. The ways some folk standards such as "Lord of the Dance" or "Cunla" are presented can be taken for a joke. And this is true - it was a joke at first but then the WO found that the idea was well enough for taking it seriously.
Not all song at the album are so funny such as "Lord of the Dance" or "Cunla". Everybody who read "The Treasure Island" can guess that "Fifteen men on a dead man`s chest" is a harsh pirate song arranged as a nowadays bandit song. A manner the musicians chose for "Personal Jah" is alike. It is not strictly a bandit song even on the contrary: it conveys how a new world can be created. All you need is not to be afraid of letting your crazy imagination free.
The album also contains a number of songs that don't belong to Celtic tradition - Finnish songs. It is a new brunch in a varicolored passage of folk-music life in Moscow. "Kannunkaataija" ("The Tippler") - a cheerful song about a funny drunkard; "Miksi Ne Neijot" (karelian song) can be translated as "Why do the maidens...?" One can try to guess what they do or why or attempt to study Finnish. And another song - "Korppi" ("The Raven") is a very beautiful and emotional song, as you understand about a raven.
"La Rotta" is an Italian instrumental composition that goes back to times before Renaissance. Rotta is a dance that one can find in cultures of different nations (French, Italian and even Moldavian). WO never follows the traditional performance, thus only a tune of an old original "La Rotta" is used and developed into a new dancing composition.
A little number of WO's own songs are plaid now. One can find only three of them at the album -"Just Chains", "Good Old Spider" and "Personal Jah" - that survived in a stream of traditional music and could stand the test of time. But how many we - no, you! - have in store!
Muy bueno y particular este álbum, los violines son excelentes, y en el sonido de los temas quedan muy originales, las guitarras eléctricas tienen buena presencia y son muy buenas, le dan mucha fuerza con bajo y baterías tan bien combinados, y la voz original y energética, perfecta para el estilo de cada tema. ´´Just Chains´´ es de mis favoritos, muy buenas melodías vocales, ritmo y clima emotivo, ´´Good Old Spider´´ me gustá, muy enérgico y con geniales violines. ´´Kannunkaataja´´ es otro de mis favoritos, muy divertido y de gran nivel, muy buen bajo con el ritmo tan bueno de la batería. ´´Korppi´´ es excelente, con un aire arabe para mis oidos. ´´Good Old Spider´´ me gusta, muy energética y genial con los violines, ´´Lord Of The Dance´´ me encantó, alegre, y con fuerza folkrock, las guitarras rítmicas son buenísimas y la voz en el estribillo también. Y ´´Rising Of The Moon´´ bien folkrock con fuerza es genial, otra vez los violines excelentes, la melodía vocal y guitarras. Cheers from Argentina!