Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Glitterhouse | Autor: WS

The Inuit Nive Nielsen has achieved gold status in Greenland with her debut album, which is now also being released in Europe. Their music can easily be classified as indie or neofolk. The voice reminds in the timbre sometimes strongly of Suzanne Vega. The strange magic is not only created by the beguiling elf voice, but also by the sound of the little red ukulele played by the Fräulein. And so "Room" is chugging its way between folk, country and indie. Almost as if there were plantation fields in Greenland like in the hot south of America. But suddenly on "Aqqusernit" you can hear wind instruments like in New Orleans Jazz and the instrumental "Autoharps" featured, well what, Autoharps (a kind of harp zither). The playful indie round continues lively and in the "Pirate Song" together with the piano the organ of the Nielsen sounds almost as smoky as that of Billie Holiday. The surprising instrumentations in the twisted, mostly minimalistic sound cosmos dock to Tom Waits. Nive Nielsen is something like the sympathetic acoustic variant of Björk.

Top track: Aqqusernit

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