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Reviews

“you can hardly say what makes the biggest impression: is it the fantastic singing together? Is it the ease that the melodies is played with? Is it the great arrangements or the magnificent instrument control?”
Dani Heyvaert – rootstime.be

“Fränder is a unique band with a style all their own. If you are a fan of acoustic music and traditional sounds with a modern twist, you owe it to yourself to catch Fränder in action.”
Bryan Williston – spillmagazine

“I would normally be tempted to rate a first recording from a band such as Fränder that’s new to me as “promising”, but the maturity and intelligence displayed here goes way beyond that.”
David Kidman – FATEA

“FRÄNDER, formed in 2015, is a promising – no, not promising, delivering – new name on the scene, fully formed in this debut album.”
Andrew Cronshaw – fRootsmag.com

“The catchy tune constantly plays in my head and it is a grand signature for a productive musical career to come.”
folkworld.eu

“An exceptional musical ability is always present, with each musician, drawing from both folk and classical backgrounds”
Derek Copely – irishmusicmagazine.com

“They convey their music with a tremendous joy of playing, a powerful energy and, of course, enviable instrumental skills. They captivate their audience.”
Ando Kiviberg – founder of Viljandi Folk Festival

“Kohati on laulude ülesehitus nagu sümfoonial – järelemõtlikkus ja akadeemilisus vaheldub ülevoolava impulsiivse energiaga.”
Epp Jaansoo – eestipaevaleht.se

“Through their music traditions Fränder are creating a solid bridge between the present and the past.”
Margus Haav – ajakirimuusika.ee

“These four musicians compose with happiness and shares their joy of life with a bouquet full of harmonies and beautiful voices.”
Marc Bauduin – Le Canard Folk

“Doch spraschbarrieren treten bei dem album angesichts der energiegeladenen arrangements und der stimmstarken, harmonisch aufeinander abgestimmten solo- und chorgesänge in den hintergrund.”
Nordis.de

“What really excites me is the multitude of melodies, in which all instruments are perfectly matched, and then this feel of time without drums – simply ingenious.”
Sophia Brandt – silence-magazin.de

“This can truly be described as a steep start of their career.”
global-music.de

“Complex arrangements are performed with extensive musical skills, and especially beautiful are the vocal harmonies due to both lovely voices and an exquisite performance.”
Nils Torslund – rootszone.dk

“I like their innovating sound of folk music, played with a rock attitude within their mature compositions”
Jonas Linge – LIRA.se

“Inspired by Estonian and Swedish folk music, this quartet makes their own statement.”
Anders Sandlund – pt.se

“A constantly present melancholic touch alongside with an euphoric intensity gives a dynamic range few band can compete with.”
Andreas Jakobsson – ergo.nu

“There is a genial contrast between that dynamic rocky sound and the spot-on singing.”
LIRA.se

“Sometimes the music turns rocky and reminds me of early Jethro Tull.”
Nils Ågren – 7an.se