Sviests 6 now released in folk compilation series

The latest release in the Sviests series, entitled Sviests 6 (Lauska CD057), has been released. A bi-yearly event, the Sviests series is a collection of recent recordings inspired by Latvian folk songs and music.

As with previous releases, there is a great diversity of material, from traditional interpretations of folk songs, to modern performances inspired by Latvian folklore. The album features tracks by both veteran artists as well as newcomers to the Latvian ethno-music scene. From the folk metal of Symbolic, to the French and bluegrass inspired music of Black Diamonds, to the jazz improvisation of Amorālā psihoze, Sviests 6 shows the broad range of music influenced by Latvian folk songs.

The CD booklet includes notes on each song in both Latvian and English.

For further information, please visit the Lauska website.

 

Track listing:

  1. Kad saulīte meita bija – Raxtu Raxti un Auļi
  2. Atsaronat, skauģa bērni! – Dārdi
  3. Alus – Rasata
  4. Tumša nakte – Māsas Dimantas & Cēsu medību kolektīva cepurīšu orķestris
  5. Sakāmvārdi – Amorālā psihoze
  6. Sajāja brammaņi – Prievīšu Andris un draugi
  7. Kad pārnāksi bālēliņ’? – Black Diamonds
  8. Kalnu dziesma – Jēkabs Zariņš
  9. Novij man, Māmuliņ’ – Milleru-Balandīnu ģimene
  10. Rūtoj’ bite, Rūtoj’ saule – Austrumkalns
  11. Kas skanēja, kas dimdēja – Šmite, Kārkle, Cinkuss un koris Gaudeamus
  12. Spīguļo, Saulīt! – Symbolic
  13. Narečeņka – Balle pie rātnā zirdziņa
  14. Skaista, skaista tei meitiņa – Rikši
  15. Ar laiviņu ielaidosi – Zaļa zāle
  16. Mazais Vilciņš – Jauno Jāņu orķestris
  17. Lēni, lēni – Zari
  18. Bali inspirācija (Tīģera remikss) – DJ Monsta

Egils Kaljo is an American-born Latvian from the New York area who lives in Rīga, Latvia. When not working in the information technology field, he sings in the Latvian Academy of Culture mixed choir Sõla, does occasional translation work, and has been known to sing and play guitar at the Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs in Old Rīga. Kaljo began listening to Latvian music as soon as he was able to put a record on a record player, and still has old Bellacord 78 rpm records lying around somewhere.

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