Episode 1 - Puuluup (Estonia)
Streaming ON DEMAND through July 11! | FREE | REGISTER TO VIEW
Travel with us to Estonia and Finland for the first episode of our documentary series ¡Globaquerque! Sojourns as we visit with Ramo Teder and Marko Veisson, a/k/a Puuluup, one of the most delightful and original music discoveries we have come across. We will hang out, cook, longboard, shop, drink, record and more with Ramo and Marko and families and friends!
Oh! Yeah! There will be music, too!
What to get when you mix a pinch of surrealism, a bit of modern folklore, a heaping helping of talharpa revival and blend it together through effect blocks and loopers? The answer is the neo-zombie-post-folk Estonian duo Puuluup! Ramo Teder (aka Pastacas) and Marko Veisson have virtually resurrected the ancient talharpa (bowed lyre), popular in Northern Europe since the early middle ages and played on Western Estonian islands until the beginning of 20th century. But this is not an ethnomusicological romp. Puuluup directs the vibrations of the talharpa’s horsehair strings through effects, using alternative bowing and rhythm techniques. The mellow sighs of talharpa are paired with electronically amplified echoes, knocks, creaks and crackles, while still maintaining the instrument’s natural sound. And it is all presented with a unique sense of humor and originality: They play with music as they play with words, sometimes even creating their own language.
As the duo states: “We draw inspiration from Vormsi nights, trams in November, junkies in love, criminals from Odessa and Antonio Vivaldi.” Indeed.
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