"KULLAKARVA / SHIMMER GOLD"

by Trad.Attack!

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    Trad.Attack! "Shimmer Gold" invites you on a journey to the mystical Estonian nature, traditions and people where old and new collide and spark.


    Together with Trad.Attack sprouted a magic tree that has grown with a magnificent speed and now the time has come for the tree to bear golden fruit.

    In the beginning of 2014, when Trad.Attack! was born, we didn’t have great plans for the future, but after our first concert in Estonia everything started to develop rapidly. In three years we have released two albums, performed and travelled in many places from Chile to South-Korea, given big concerts in Estonia, received many music awards and started building an international career. Of course, this hasn’t happened by itself – behind these achievements are many wonderful people and lots hard work.
    In the songs of this album we reflect on all these adventures, challenges, people, emotions and thoughts that have affected our lives.
    Our new album “Shimmer Gold” was born as a symbiosis in which the band members have grown together and opened themselves up thanks to their rapid success. All this has given meaning to our existence and with this understanding we have become much more confident and conscious. And so has our music! The key word for compiling the new album was time. We have had time to let the music carry us, to focus on individual songs as well as the whole.

    New album features 12 tracks inspired by Estonian folk music intertwined with original compositions. It puts together fast rhythms inviting to dance as well as dreamy, touching tunes.
    We go on using archival recordings of unique and charismatic folk singers. As a special guest, actor Aivar Tommingas gave his voice to one of our tunes. Traditional songs tell about inviting to working bee, love, animals and a magical tree. The album also holds words for making the sun come out, scaring wolves and a lullaby for children.


    Enjoy!
    Yours Trad.Attack!

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    Trad.Attack! "Shimmer Gold" invites you on a journey to the mystical Estonian nature, traditions and people where old and new collide and spark.

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    Includes digital pre-order of "KULLAKARVA / SHIMMER GOLD". You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    digital album releases May 19, 2017
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1.
TALGO - WORKING BEE
2.
SÕIT - RIDE
3.
KALLIMALE - TO MY DEAREST
4.
UNELAUL - LULLABY
5.
NÜÜDISPOLKA - POLKA NOW
6.
KABALA - KABALA
7.
MÕMM - MÕMM
8.
METSA KULDSED KUNINGAD - GOLDEN KINGS OF THE WOODS
9.
PÄEVAKE - SUN
10.
11.
IMEPUU - MAGIC TREE
12.
KULLAKARVA - SHIMMER GOLD

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Trad.Attack! "Shimmer Gold" invites you on a journey to the mystical Estonian nature, traditions and people where old and new collide and spark.


Together with Trad.Attack sprouted a magic tree that has grown with a magnificent speed and now the time has come for the tree to bear golden fruit.

In the beginning of 2014, when Trad.Attack! was born, we didn’t have great plans for the future, but after our first concert in Estonia everything started to develop rapidly. In three years we have released two albums, performed and travelled in many places from Chile to South-Korea, given big concerts in Estonia, received many music awards and started building an international career. Of course, this hasn’t happened by itself – behind these achievements are many wonderful people and lots hard work.
In the songs of this album we reflect on all these adventures, challenges, people, emotions and thoughts that have affected our lives.
Our new album “Shimmer Gold” was born as a symbiosis in which the band members have grown together and opened themselves up thanks to their rapid success. All this has given meaning to our existence and with this understanding we have become much more confident and conscious. And so has our music! The key word for compiling the new album was time. We have had time to let the music carry us, to focus on individual songs as well as the whole.

New album features 12 tracks inspired by Estonian folk music intertwined with original compositions. It puts together fast rhythms inviting to dance as well as dreamy, touching tunes.
We go on using archival recordings of unique and charismatic folk singers. As a special guest, actor Aivar Tommingas gave his voice to one of our tunes. Traditional songs tell about inviting to working bee, love, animals and a magical tree. The album also holds words for making the sun come out, scaring wolves and a lullaby for children.

Enjoy,
Trad.Attack!

credits

releases May 19, 2017

SANDRA VABARNA
Estonian bagpipe, jew's harp, whistles, zither, vocal

JALMAR VABARNA
12-string guitar, vocal

TÕNU TUBLI
Drums, vocal, zither, glockenspiel

Recorded by Elijah Ivanov, Silver Lepaste (Clockwork Stuudio)
Mixed by Silver Lepaste, Trad.Attack!
Mastered by Tony Lindgren (Fascination Street Studio)
Produced by Trad.Attack!
All tunes and arrangements by Trad.Attack!
Archival recordings from Estonian Folklore Archives of The Estonian Literary Museum

Layout by Janno Saft
Photos by Renee Altrov
Texts by Janika Oras, Sandra Vabarna
Language editing by Karin Kastehein
Translation to English by Matis Leima


* Vocals in “Ride” by Aivar Tommingas
* “Spark”, “Magic Tree” and “Mõmm” recorded by Rainer Koik
* Hugs to Erki Pärnoja who listened and loaded us with positive thoughts.
* Special thanks to Silver Lepaste for supporting our music by conjuring up soundscapes with his magical buttons and knobs.

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Exciting Estonian sounds in which the old and new collide and spark.
"Its music is punchy, rousing, soaring and disarmingly infectiouos." (London Jazz, UK)

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