Dear friends of the kantele in Japan

Dear friends of the kantele in Japan   I will soon be visiting Japan for the fourth time, this time to present nine concerts during the cherry blossom season this spring. There will be four solo concerts and five concerts with the quartet, who will play music from the new album The Half-Finished Heaven. I […]

Pressreactions ” The Half-Finished Heaven “

Heel soms beleef je als luisteraar de sensatie dat de afstand tussen jou en de muziek volledig verdwijnt. de nieuwe cd van Sinikka Langeland is daarvan een indrukwekkend voorbeeld. […] een nieuw hoogtepunt in haar oeuvre […] Hoe weergaloos er ook wordt gespeeld, nergens vervalt de groep in effectbejag. (Very rarely one experiences as a […]

…kantele prickles like stars…. Financial Times

Sinikka Langeland: The Half-Finished Heaven — review David Honigmann Collection gets into its swing with ‘The Woodcock’s Flight’ before the Norwegian singer’s kantele prickles like stars Sinikka Langeland The Half-Finished Heaven (ECM) More instrumental than Langeland’s recent albums (what words there are come from Tomas Tranströmer), this album starts slowly. Too often, texture is at […]

The World in the Forest.

THE HALF-FINISHED HEAVEN ECM The World in the Forest Morgenbladet 27.02 2015   Sinikka Langeland is one of the Norwegian artists who most clearly combines the local with the international. In a sense she breaks out of the ordinary Norwegian mould through her use of song traditions from Finnskogen and the string instrument kantele. But […]

Nordic Collection

Nordic Collection   FOLK Sinikka Langeland “The Half-Finished Heaven” ECM   Dagsavisen – 27.02.2015   New music from Sinikka Langeland is always an important event. As one of Norway’s few kantele players she is much more than merely a curiosity; she is a unique artist who preserves and modernises a distinctive musical heritage. Since her […]