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Hedningarna - Hedningarna flac album

Hedningarna - Hedningarna flac album
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1284 mb
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Hedningarna is the eponymous first album by the Swedish band Hedningarna. It was released in 1989, when Hedningarna was still a trio. Unlike the other albums, the debut does not include amplified instruments and rhythm loops and is played entirely acoustic. Even so, the band still creates a very powerful rhythmic sound

Hedningarna (The Heathens) is a Swedish and, for some years partly Finnish, folk music band that mixes electronics and rock with elements from old Scandinavian folk music. Their music features Yoik or juoiggus, a traditional Sami form of song. Hållbus Totte Mattson, Anders Stake and Björn Tollin formed Hedningarna in 1987. Hedning is Swedish for heathen, while ar is the plural suffix, and na is the definite article (thus hedningar ‘heathens’, hedningarna ‘the heathens’)

The first Hedningarna album, featuring the core trio playing a motley lot of instruments. The two-track recording, made in 1989, sounds a fraction muddy, though ultimately listenable. Much of the music builds swirling string figures over various framed drum rhythms (some of them quite complex), with dynamics slipping and sliding as they go. Unlike later Hedningarna releases, this one has a rough, raw - and very sensual - dynamic to it.

Their first album titled Hedningarna was released on Alice Records in 1989. In 1991, Hedningarna began their collaboration with Silence Records. They met the Finnish singers Sanna Kurki-Suonio and Tellu Paulasto. The album Kaksi! (Finnish for two) was released in September 1992. In 1993 Hedningarna was awarded a Swedish Grammis (the equivalent of Grammy) for The Best Folk Music Album of the year. The sales of Kaksi! reached 35,000 albums, which is very high for a folk music record in Sweden. British Sasha made a remix of Hedningarna's Kruspolska which climbed the charts in England.

Artists Hedningarna Hedningarna. Hedningarna Hedningarna. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Hedningarna.

The first Hedningarna album, featuring the core trio playing a motley lot of instruments. ~ Steven E. McDonald. 1 Polska After Pelle Fors Hedningarna 3:31.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Polska Efter Pelle Fors
Written-By – Vikbolandet Trad.*
2 Förtvivlans Polska
Written-By – Anders Stake
3 Häxpolskan
Written-By – Anders Stake
4 Skavlåten
Written-By – Anders Stake
5 Ölbackens Polska
Written-By – Anders Stake
6 Särna Gamla Brudmarsch
Written-By – Trad.*
7 Multihalling
Written-By – Anders Stake
8 Fulinghalling
Written-By – Anders Stake
9 Polska Efter Olof Tillman
Written-By – Dala-Floda Trad.*
10 Doplåten
Written-By – Anders Stake
11 Polska Efter Hins Anders
Written-By – Mora Trad.*
12 Lacknafta
Written-By – Anders Stake
13 Björnlåten
Written-By – Ore Trad.*

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – CDA Stockholm
  • Pressed By – CD Plant MFG
  • Recorded At – Tur-Teatern


  • Design [Graphic Design] – Cecilia Billström
  • Fiddle, Hardingfele, Fiddle [3-string Keyed Fiddle], Bagpipes [Swedish], Nyckelharpa [Bowed Harp], Jew's Harp, Flute [Wooden Flute], Woodwind [Bass Willow Pipe] – Anders Stake
  • Frame Drum, Marxophone [String Drum-Hurdy-Gurdy], Fiddle [3-string Keyed Fiddle] – Björn Tollin
  • Illustration – Kerstin Ahlberg
  • Lute, Acoustic Guitar [Baroque Guitar], Hurdy Gurdy – Hållbus Totte Mattsson
  • Photography By [Instrument] – Anders Stake
  • Photography By [Portrait] – David Skoog
  • Producer – Jonas Simonsson*, Niklas Billström
  • Recorded By – Niklas Billström


Distributed by CDA/Stockholm.
Previously released on LP ALP 890001.
Made in Sweden. P & C 1993.
Recorded to 2-track at Tur-teatern, Värmland February 1989.

Issued in a standard jewel case with a 4-page booklet.
Total playing time 42:25.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 391956 900098
  • Barcode (Scanned): 7391956900098
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: n©b
  • Matrix / Runout: CD PLANT MFG ALCD 009 CDM01

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ALP 89001 Hedningarna Hedningarna ‎(LP, Album) Alice Musik Produktion ALP 89001 Sweden 1989
none Hedningarna Hedningarna ‎(CD, Album) Essential Music none Russia 1993
NSD6057 Hedningarna Hedningarna ‎(CD, Album) Northside NSD6057 US 2001
none Hedningarna Hedningarna ‎(CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music none Russia Unknown