Sinikka Langeland: Wolf Rune
Wolf Rune, a solo album, sheds new light on the highly personal language of Sinikka Langeland, kantele player and folk singer from Finnskogen, Norway's "Finnish forest." Sinikka integrates her own songs between folk hymns, shamanistic runic songs and traditional dance pieces, drawing lyrics from various poetic sources and expanding the expressive range of her instruments. Few artists embody the spirit of place as fully as Langeland, and her music muses on the wildness of the natural world and the relationships between its inhabitants. Wolf Rune, recorded in December 2019 at Oslo's Rainbow Studio, is a captivating addition to Sinikka's ECM discography, which already includes critically acclaimed projects such as Starflowers, The Land That Is Not, Maria's Song, The Half-Finished Heaven and The Magical Forest.