Etnotronica

Etnotronica

by Green Isac

CD

Overview

The Norwegian duo of Andreas Eriksen and Morten Lund records a strange but very attractive fusion of electronic and ethnic music under the name Green Isac. This is their second album, and the "etno" aspect of their sound still comes across as something of a put-on, a gloss of exoticism designed to give their understated techno funk a marketable veneer of multiculturalism. What saves the music from its own pretensions is its good-natured warmth and its genuine, quiet richness. On "Siamese Drum" guest vocalist Anneli Drecker (of fellow Scandinavian etherealist rockers Bel Canto) sings wordlessly through an electronic treatment that makes her sound like Jon Hassell's trumpet; on "Adm. Bulctow," a swinging rhythm is layered over a straight one, to very cool effect, while a darkly clangorous and funky guitar hints at trouble down below. "New Shoes" is something of a dreary letdown, a combination of sounds from Enigma and the Twin Peaks soundtrack, but overall Etnotronica does a very good job of adding up to more than the sum of its parts. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2004
Label: Spotted Peccary
UPC: 0600028130224
catalogNumber: 1302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Green Isac   Primary Artist,Synthesizer
Anneli Marian Drecker   Vocals
Andreas Eriksen   Bass,Percussion,scratching,Strings,Bongos,Conga,Drums,Bass Drums,Tambourine,Kalimba,Bells,Berimbau,Mallets,Shaker,Shekere,talking drum,Drum Loop,Sabar,Udu,Moog Bass,Frame Drum,Hand Drums,Pots,Group Member
Morten Lund   Synthesizer,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Sampling,Slide Guitar,E-bow,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,African Flute,Moog Bass,Tremolo,Distortion,Guitar Effects,Yang Chin,Delay,Group Member
Frode Larsen   Group Member
Mukta   Percussion,Drums,Rhythm,Djembe
Terje Andresen   Group Member
Diderik Cappelen   Group Member

Technical Credits

Green Isac   Composer,Programming,Producer
Anneli Marian Drecker   Composer
Andreas Eriksen   Sound Effects,Contributor
Howard Givens   Graphic Design
Morten Lund   Contributor,Loop
Mukta   Loop
Yvonne Fagervoll   Illustrations
Tov Ramstad   Composer

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