After all those serious topics it’s time for another Blogmas. Beside lo-fi it shall be one cover from Michael Buble “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” because it’s so cozy, jazzy and snowy I just can’t resist. Here’s my little Christmas lo-fi list.
Imagine a sound that never gets boring. Colorful animation, jazz, and rap vibes chill out. Whole collections of music that is far from negative. I present you lo-fi.
A young vocalist, poet, musician, and songwriter from Bergen, the most beautiful city in Norway. His music is marked by, quite common for people from the west region here, the burr (skarre-r in Norwegian). If you want to know what exactly is this burr, you need to check out his music.
Photo - By Grywnn - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0
There’s this Norwegian band that not only provides us with good music generally and technically, but also takes listener to the old, Norse culture, that has its roots in the whole vikings aspect. Wadruna uses, as well, old, traditional instruments, which only few people still actually play on – among others: kraviklyra, tagelharpe, goat horn, hardanger fiddle or lur.
When one’s interested in Norway or just simply living in this country, one may wonder: where’re any Norwegian bands? When you play the NRK radio, you can hear some Norwegian music, but they’re usually the popular songs or the international productions, that are popular at the moment. If you want clear Norwegian vocals with nice instrumental work, or you simply want a band to perfect your language understanding, you need to dig deeper.
We started our second day with tour guide through Nidaros Domkirke (Cathedral) which we managed to get for free (because of some misunderstanding). However, for students the price is 50 NOK, so if we had to pay, we would do that, it’s not that expensive.