Latvian post-folk ensemble Iļģi has a new retrospective compact disc, simply entitled Izlase. Released by the Upe tuviem un tāliem recording label, the CD contains a number of selections from the group’s albums released over the past decade.
The collection, which covers the years from 2001-2009, selects songs from the albums Sēju vēju, Kaza kāpa debesīs, Ne uz vienu dienu, Ej tu dejot!, and Īsākās nakts dziesmas. However, the collection does not feature any songs from albums Totari, Spēlēju, dancoju, Saules meita and earlier albums.
Tracks on the Izlase disc include:
- Sēju vēju
- Sit, Jānīti, vara bungas
- Šķiraties(i), zosu pulki
- No tālienes es pazinu
- Seši jauni bandenieki
- Pankūku virkne
- Šķērsu dienu saule teka
- Uz Daugavas es dzīvoju
- Aizalaida sauleite
- Kas tur nāca pār jūriņu
- Jūrā gāju naudu sēti
Iļģi has recently recorded two new songs: “Dārguma trauks,” which can be found on the Strāvoklis collection of songs with lyrics by Latvian poet Rainis, and “Trīs rītiņi saule leca” with lyrics taken from Latvian dainas, which can be heard on the group’s draugiem.lv profile page.
Iļģi in 2011 celebrates its 30th anniversary as an ensemble. An anniversary concert and the release of a double CD of new material are planned for later this year. Iļģi also frequently performs this summer at the Egle outdoor beer garden in Old Rīga.
Iļģi also traveled to Borneo to participate in the Rainforest World Music Festival on July 9-10.
For more on Iļģi, visit the ensemble’s website, ilgi.lv.
The new release by Iļģi, called Izlase, is a 15-track retrospective album.
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