March 23, 2018 | Bob Boilen -- There's an abundance of jubilation and glee in the strums, trills, double stops and drones from the Swedish instrumental band Väsen. The trio came to the Tiny Desk with just three instruments, but all together it was a 30-string sonic blast of 12-string guitar, viola and nyckelharpa (a fiddle with keys — think 15th century keytar). Guitarist Roger Tallroth, violist Mikael Marin and nyckelharpist Olov Johansson have been a touring troupe for more than 25 years with 18 albums filled with adventure, amusement and virtuosity. They span the wide emotional range of Swedish folk music, equally haunting and celebratory. There are some similarities to Irish jigs, reels and waltzes that I'm more familiar with, but this music is more ear-bending, with more surprises than I'm used to in traditional string band folk music. Hopefully these tunes, many from Väsen's recent album Brewed — songs steeped in the past with its ears on the future — become a gateway for new listeners. Set List "IPA-Gubben" "Väsenvalsen" "Sommarpolska" MUSICIANS Mikael Marin (5-string viola), Olov Johansson (Nyckelharpa), Roger Tallroth (12-string guitar) CREDITS Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Dani Lyman; Production Assistant: Joshua Bote; Photo: Jenna Sterner/NPR.
The three musicians of Swedish acoustic trio Väsen have a singular sound—a playful, yet accomplished interplay that seems to defy the laws of physics, an intensity with a great sense of humor, and modernity rooted in tradition. Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKennedyCenter
Official music video for "IPA-Gubben" by Väsen, Swedish acoustic trio, from their album "Brewed," released 28 April, 2017. Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa), Mikael Marin (5-string viola), and Roger Tallroth (12-string guitar). ℗ and © 2017 Väsen and NorthSide (East Side, Inc.). Produced and edited by Rob Simonds.
Artist: Väsen Album: Världens Väsen Genres: World music, Traditional, Neofolk, Nordic, Folk-rock Origin: Sweden Year: 1997 "Studio Album, the Swedish release of Whirled The original quartet recording, adding percussionist André Ferrari to Väsen's trio sound becomes greater than the sum of its parts. This landmark 1997 recording changed the face of Swedish folk music forever, and brought the band international acclaim." 00:00 / 1. Kapten Kapsyl (Captain Bottle Top) 02:57 / 2. Bambodansarna (The Bambo Dancers) 07:15 / 3. Börja du Fatta (Do You Get the Picture?) 11:44 / 4. Shapons Vindaloo 16:53 / 5. Nitti Pomfritti (90 French Fries) 24:11 / 6. 30-Års Jiggen (The 30-Year Jig) 26:31 / 7. Anno 1643 29:58 / 8. Tärtulingen 34:33 / 9. Såld och Solde (Sold or Sale) 38:34 / 10. En Timme i Ungern (One Hour in Hungary) 43:41 / 11. Till Farmor (To Grandma) I do NOT own this, i just appreciate and want more people to find them! All rights goes to band Groupa and Footprint recordings. So if possible, please support the musicians and buy their music! ;) http://www.vasen.se/ https://www.discogs.com/V%C3%A4sen-V%C3%A4rldens-V%C3%A4sen/release/4878442
Grá - Väsen Line up: Heljarmadr: Vocals, main guitars, keyboards Dimman: Drums, keyboards Maugrim: Backing guitars Vediger: Bass Track list: 1. Till Sörjerskorna (Music by Heljarmadr 2016, lyrics by J. Kvarnbrink 2017) 2. King Of Decay (Music by Heljarmadr 2016, lyrics by Heljarmadr 2018) 3. Hveðrungs Mær (Music and lyrics by Heljarmadr 2017-2018) 4. Krig (Music and lyrics by Heljarmadr 2016-2017) 5. Gjallarhorn (Music and lyrics by Heljarmadr 2017-2018) 6. Dead Old Eyes (Music by Heljarmadr 2003, lyrics by Heljarmadr 2003-2017) 7. The Devil's Tribe (Music and lyrics by Heljarmadr and Dimman 2017-2018) 8. Väsen (Music by Heljarmadr and Dimman 2017, lyrics by Heljarmadr 2018) Väsen was recorded during 2017 and 2018 at "The Grey Studios", Stockholm. Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Heljarmadr Productions. Cover artwork by Axel Torvenius. Band photos by Soile Siirtola. Logo by Luciana Nedelea. Rune symbol by AirikR. Sleeve photo by Heljarmadr. Lyrics for "Till Sörjerskorna" by J. Kvarnbrink. The Väsen choir: Heljarmadr and Mortifero. Band contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Booking: email@example.com "Väsen" is the third album from Grá and marks a new era. Free from the concept of the previous releases, Grá returns with an album more varied than ever and with the will to explore outside the borders of the narrow minded so called black metal scene where most seems to have forgotten to include the part that makes it BLACK. In an era where most bands seek to be compared with their idols, Grá walk a different path where exploration and breaking new ground are the key stones of the foundation. That is the greatest tribute to the past, to walk your own path and be a leader, not a follower of trends. Grá was founded in 2010 by Heljarmadr and Dimman. Two albums and numerous of other releases later it is now time for the third album, Väsen. It is also time to follow up on the previously successful tours around Europe, starting with Eradication Festival in Cardiff, Wales in May 2018. Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/4LBEtQ7xLW0sE1c5ulrPlt Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/v%C3%A4sen/1354631405?uo=4&ls=1&app=music&at=11lEW&ct=8hsj3h Tidal: http://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/85239093 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/v%C3%A4sen/1354631405?uo=4&ls=1&app=itunes&at=11lEW&ct=8hsj3h Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vasen-Gra/dp/B079ZSVN3W/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1524486849&sr=8-1&tag=smarturl-20 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Gr%C3%A1_V%C3%A4sen?id=Bg73vunpszmlsl2tzhihu2b3fvu Bandcamp: https://grahorde.bandcamp.com/ CDON: http://cdon.se/musik/gra%27/v%C3%A4sen-43608795 Ginza: https://www.ginza.se/product/gra-/vasen/519242/ Deezer: http://deezer.com/album/58153752 Grá website: http://www.grahorde.com Grá Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/graofficial/ Grá on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/grahorde Grá on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/artist/5c81a4MM3sIm2XxsI2bSCR Grá discography: Albums: 2011: Grá CD (Unexploded Records) 2015: Ending CD/LP (Unexploded Records) 2018: Väsen CD/LP (Carnal Records) EPs and singles: 2010: Helfärd EP (SonicDeath Armageddon Records) 2013: Necrology of the Witch EP (Unexploded Records) 2014: Where Shadows Dwell DIGITAL SINGLE (Unexploded Records) 2015: Valitus ja Kaipuu SPLIT-7" (Iron Bonehead Productions) 2017: Ramsvarta Tankar CD-SINGLE (Carnal Records) Re-issues and alternative versions: 2015: Helfärd LP (Lvx Infernum) 2016: Helfärd PIC-LP (Carnal Records) 2016: Helfärd CASS (Heljarmadr Productions)
Väsen - Väsen Released 2017-02-15 on Drone Listen/download this album on your preferred music service: Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/6QsTuzOQkYENTbYsYJ3Skb Apple Music / iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/album/1200610982 Tidal: http://listen.tidal.com/album/69907616 Deezer: http://deezer.com/album/15227133 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=V%C3%A4sen+V%C3%A4sen&c=music 1. 00:00:00 Väsen Hälsingemarschen 2. 00:02:42 Väsen Polska efter Kalle Styfberg 3. 00:05:10 Väsen Vals efter Gustaf Strutz 4. 00:07:30 Väsen Polska efter Bodin 5. 00:09:59 Väsen Morfarspolskan 6. 00:11:28 Väsen Polska efter Gustaf Strutz 7. 00:13:44 Väsen Trollrikepolska 8. 00:16:19 Väsen Vals efter Jan-Olof Olsson 9. 00:20:55 Väsen Bohlinarepolska 10. 00:22:53 Väsen Dubbel Strutz 11. 00:26:23 Väsen Fria valet 12. 00:27:59 Väsen Polska efter Jan-Olof Olsson 13. 00:30:43 Väsen Ugglamarschen 14. 00:33:26 Väsen Långdrösen 15. 00:37:06 Väsen Långdans efter Gustaf Strutz 16. 00:41:00 Väsen Lappa skor 17. 00:43:50 Väsen Marstalla-Olles brudmarsch © 1990 Drone ℗ 1990 Drone
Swedish trio Väsen perform "Väsen Street" live at the Nordic Roots Festival, 9/26/2008 in Minneapolis, MN, USA.Video courtesy Minneapolis Television Network (http://www.mtn.org/), ⓒ 2009 NorthSide (East Side, Inc.) (http://www.noside.com/) Sound mixing: John Scherf Viola: Mikael Marin Nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle): Olov Johansson Guitar: Roger Tallroth
Väsen play "Bisonpolska" on our March 3, 2018 show Website: http://www.vasen.se/ https://www.livefromhere.org/shows/2018/03/03/caitlyn-smith-vasen-mary-lynn-rajskub
"I Asked" featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - "Family Dinner - Volume Two" ©GroundUP Music 2016 Buy It Here: http://store.snarkypuppy.com/pages/music https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/family-dinner-vol.-2-deluxe/id1073001360 written by Becca Stevens produced by Michael League arranged by Michael League & Snarky Puppy recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015. FEATURED GUESTS Becca Stevens - vocals & charango Olov Johansson - nyckelharpa André Ferrari - percussion Roger Tallroth - parlor guitar SNARKY PUPPY Michael League - Moog bass & vocals Bill Laurance - piano & vocals Cory Henry - Fender Rhodes & vocals Shaun Martin - keyboards & vocals Justin Stanton - organ & vocals Bob Lanzetti - guitar Mark Lettieri - ukulele bass Chris McQueen - Hammertone guitar Jay Jennings - vocals Mike “Maz” Maher - vocals Chris Bullock - vocals Robert “Sput” Searight - drums Larnell Lewis - drums Nate Werth - percussion with… Candy West - vocals Peaches West - vocals Rachella Searight - vocals engineered by Eric Hartman assisted by Matt Recchia, Andrés Daza, & Camilo Salazar mixed by Eric Hartman, Michael League, & Nathan Forsbach mastered by Scott Hull directed by Andy LaViolette & Michael League
Väsen and Chris Thile perform "Flippen" during the September 21, 2013 broadcast http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2013/09/21/