SINIKKA LANGELAND – THE HALF-FINISHED HEAVEN

Sinikka Langeland – THE SEMI-FINISHED HEAVEN By Henning Bolte on February 24, 2015 4.5 Sinikka Langeland (1961) is a Norwegian vocalist virtuoso brings the Finnish kantele harp table to life. The instrument sounds sometimes here as a pedal steel guitar (The light streams in, Hymn to the fly), a harpsichord (The half-finished heaven), a koto […]

Marlbank Sinikka Langeland, The Half-Finished Heaven, ECM ***1/2

Sinikka Langeland, The Half-Finished Heaven, ECM ***1/2 The Norwegian singer/kantele player Sinikka Langeland has a substantial track record on ECM dating back nine years, her music straddling the traditional folk side of the label’s output and the non-aligned swathes of improvised music the label has put out since 1969. Langeland’s previous albums left little footprint […]

The Guardian / Delicately lucid … Sinikka Langeland The Half-Finished Heaven review – poetry-inspired folk-jazz

 Delicately lucid … Sinikka Langeland John Fordham Thursday 19 February 2015 18.15 GMT Sinikka Langeland is a Norwegian folk-singer who plays the zither-like Finnish kantele, but she regularly collaborates with jazz musicians – including Trygve Seim, who appears alongside classical viola player Lars Anders Tomter and percussionist Markku Ounaskari on this set, partly devoted to the work of Swedish poet […]

ECM Records New Release: “The half-finished heaven” by Sinikka Langeland

ECM Records New Release: “The half-finished heaven” by Sinikka Langeland The half-Finnish Sinikka sets “The half-finished heaven” – and other verse by Tomas Tranströmer – on her fourth album for ECM. “Despondency breaks off its course / Anguish breaks off its course / The vulture breaks off its flight. / The eager light streams out […]