Future Sounds of Gaeldom

The Future Sounds of Gaeldom

     
 

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There are basically three schools of Celtic music: Irish, Scottish, and Breton (as in the French province of Brittany). All three schools have both traditional acoustic artists and modern/contemporary explorers, and in the neo-Celtic realm, there are so many variations. There is Irish rock, Scottish rock, Irish new age, Irish hip-hop, Scottish electronica, Breton…  See more details below

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There are basically three schools of Celtic music: Irish, Scottish, and Breton (as in the French province of Brittany). All three schools have both traditional acoustic artists and modern/contemporary explorers, and in the neo-Celtic realm, there are so many variations. There is Irish rock, Scottish rock, Irish new age, Irish hip-hop, Scottish electronica, Breton dance-pop, Breton folk-rock -- the list goes on and on. The focus of this generally interesting, if uneven, compilation (which Survival Records assembled in 2002) is modern, experimental neo-Scottish sounds. During the course of the album, Scottish-Celtic music is fused with everything from Middle Eastern music on Big Sky's "Las Temporadas" to techno on Martyn Bennett and Martin Low's "This Sky Thunders" and electro-funk on Nusa's mostly instrumental "S'Fhada Buhuainn Anna." Meanwhile, Salsita Celtica's "Yo Mi Voy" (which is performed in Spanish instead of English or Gaelic) manages to combine Scottish elements with Afro-Cuban salsa -- an unlikely combination, but one that works. Electronica is a big influence on this CD; its influence asserts itself on Shooglenifty's "Schuman's Leap" as well as Paul Mounsey's "Reel Slow" and a club-friendly remix of Capercaillie's "Inexile." Some will no doubt prefer the original version of "Inexile" -- which was more organic -- but for club purposes, this remix does the trick. The Future Sounds of Gaeldom is far from the last word on neo-Scottish sounds, and those who aren't heavily into electronica and club beats may prefer to look for a more rock-minded Scottish compilation. Nonetheless, there are more hits than misses on this CD, which provides some intriguing examples of Scottish artists who are doing their part to help Celtic music forge ahead.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2002
Label:
Valley
UPC:
0618321516126
catalogNumber:
15161
Rank:
303965

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Tracks

  1. Inexile  -  Capercaillie
  2. James Brown's March/Noon Lassies  - Michael McGoldrick
  3. New Day Dawning  -  Tartan Amoebas
  4. 'S Muladach Mi (Sad Am I and Lonely)  - Mairi MacInnes
  5. Las Temporadas  -  Big Sky
  6. Schuman's Leap  -  Shooglenifty
  7. S'fhada Bhuainn Anna  -  NUSA
  8. Track 1  -  Croft No. Five
  9. Reel Slow  - Paul Mounsey
  10. Hi Horo  - Alyth McCormack
  11. Macedonian Woman's Rant  -  Peatbog Faeries
  12. You Mi Voy/Maggie's Pancakes  -  Salsa Celtica
  13. New Mullindhu/Mullindhu  -  Keltik Elektrik
  14. This Sky Thunders  - Martin Low
  15. Calbharaigh  - Karen Matheson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mouth Music   Track Performer
Karen Matheson   Track Performer
Paul Mounsey   Track Performer
Shooglenifty   Track Performer
Peatbog Faeries   Track Performer
Mairi MacInnes   Track Performer
Tartan Amoebas   Track Performer
Martyn Bennett   Track Performer
Big Sky   Track Performer
Salsa Celtica   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Capercaillie   Arranger
Martin Swan   Arranger
Alyth McCormack   Arranger
D.T. Shaw   Arranger
Michael McGoldrick   Arranger
Jermaine J. Evans   Arranger
Rory Campbell   Arranger

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