Khoom Loy

Khoom Loy

by Annbjørg LienAnnbjørg Lien


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The eighth solo outing from prodigious Norwegian fiddler Annbjørg Lien finds the Ålesund native incorporating elements of rock, jazz, African, and Asian music into her already cosmopolitan sound. Steeped in the circular melodies of her homeland but drenched in the colors of the world, Khoom Loy is light, hopeful, and altogether unpredictable, employing a small army of musicians with an arsenal that includes everything from bamboo flute and sarod to cello and saxophone. That said, it's Lien's seamless fiddle work that takes center stage, and when all of those myriad influences collide, whether it's on the dancefloor ("Tareq") or in the soft ambience of a lullaby ("Gode Gut [For Nicolai]"), it's a magical thing indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2012
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397458328
catalogNumber: 4583
Rank: 162256

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Annbjørg Lien   Primary Artist,Vocals,Foot Stomping
Per Hillestad   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Guest Appearance
Rune Arnesen   Percussion,Drums,Guest Appearance
Bjørn Ole Rasch   Bass,Harmonium,Keyboards,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Sampling,Mellotron,Mini Moog,Guest Appearance,Hammond B3
Pat Broaders   Bouzouki,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Hans Fredrik Jacobsen   Flute,Jew's Harp,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Guest Appearance
Petter Wettre   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Kjell Åge Stoveland   Viola,Guest Appearance
Tareq Abboushi   Buzug,Guest Appearance
Orsa Spelmän   Guest Appearance
Bjørn Charles Dreyer   Banjo,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Zither,electronics,Guitar (Baritone)
Rabin Lal Shrestha   Tabla,Guest Appearance
Rolf Kristensen   Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String),Tenor Ukelele,Guest Appearance
Leif Goras   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Lars Lunde   Violin,Guest Appearance
Per Elias Drablös   Bass,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Guest Appearance
Pål Svendsberget   Violin,Guest Appearance
Pether Olsson   Accordion,Guest Appearance
Nils-Erik Göthe   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Kristiansand String Quartet   Guest Appearance
Jiwan Rai   Tabla,Guest Appearance
Ivar Kirkhus   Choir Director,Guest Appearance
Gaasehud Male Choir   Guest Appearance
Fredrik Sahlander   Double Bass,Guest Appearance
Durga Prasad Khatiwada   Bamboo Flute,Guest Appearance
Suresh Raj Bajracharya   Sarod,Guest Appearance
Suman Sachin   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Sarah Høigilt   Cello,Guest Appearance
Prabhu Raj Dhakal   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Per Erik "Perra" Moreus   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Olle Moreus   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Ytre Randesund Studio Choir   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Annbjørg Lien   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Text Paraphraser,Hard Disk Editing
Bjørn Ole Rasch   Arranger,Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Glenn Jönefors   Engineer
Kirsten Braten Berg   Inspiration
Jakob Sande   Poetry
Roald Råsberg   Engineer
André Bjerke   Poetry

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Khoom Loy 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Annbjorg's music a lot and I hope to see her perform again in the US in the future. I have a couple of her other CDs and never tire of them. Critically, on this one , however, I really don't care for the Middle Eastern sounds that a couple of the numbers seem to favor. Too political for my taste.