Mopskassi maja


CD ov08 / Õunaviks 2008

  1. Palvõq hummogul (Morning Prayer from Seto)
  2. Äärtpidi (Along) » Soundcloud
  3. Kui tuleb talv (When Winter Arrives)
  4. Keegi niisugune (Someone Like This)
  5. Laevapuu (Tree for Shipmast)
  6. Höödolõ unõh lauldu (Sung to Hööd’o (dead grandpa) in Dream)
  7. Sõnad inimlaega (Words with Human Ceiling)
  8. Uude tuppa (To the New Room)
  9. Taivaminek (Going to Heaven)
  10. Vilu maipäev (Chilly May Day)
  11. Saiakäigu vahel (In the Midst of Saiakäik)
  12. Mustlane Taavi (Gypsy Taavi)
  13. Paastukuu (Month of Lent)
  14. Paastu pidämine (Keeping the Lent)
  15. Kuspool on rongijaam (Where is the Railway Station)
  16. Maadligi hely (Sound Close to Earth)
  17. Sännä ambient
  18. Nurmenukutee (Cowslip Tea)

Bonus mp3 EP:

  1. Igu päsmaslill (Igu Ageratum)
  2. Kuskil on vabadust (Somewhere’s a Freedom)
  3. Vihmase päeva päike (Rainy Day Sun)
  4. Yhe hilissuve nukrad tuuled (Melancholic Winds Of One Late Summer)
  5. Õrn ubaleht (Fragile Menyanthes)

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Lauri Sommer / Kago: “I am still making my bit of homey music, although I am no professional but half-part-writer. I am doing this to make sounds which have some twists what I think are close to estonian soul in it’s many forms. Estonian music if getting far-too-westernized. Folk movement mostly stays in their own narrow capsule of folkishness. Indie bands and troubadours are mostly too lazy to invent their own sound. I hope that some lonely and unconventional people have a little help from me being around. So here it is. New Kago CD is compiled from tracks made mostly in Tartu town and countryside farm of Räestu. Some melodies (6,9) were heard in dream. Many tracks are made together with my wife Liisu, exlporing the ways of family music. Title “Mopskassi maja” (Kisscat´s house) has also been some inside phrase of ours, with no definite meaning, more said when one feels like that. Feelings that came from childhood are sometimes continuing (2,4). Texts by Georg Trakl are very fitting to give it a voice. For first time in tried to find my own way in canon of old estonian way of singing – regi (runic) song. The tune I composed tries to blend together two different melodic traditions – northern estonian “pure” regi-song and southern leelo, which can be seen as a parallel development of regi-song. I also gave it a kind of boreal trip-hop feel. For the first time I used a sampled loop as a background (made with Pastacas, Mari Kalkun, Erko Niit and Liisu), but the loop began with me singing the melody of the tune – straight from the dream. Seto culture, with their own village ways of being russian orthodox believers and way of singing altogether different from other estonians, has influenced me a lot. Record begins with a personal morning prayer told by Anne Vabarna in 1940 – troubled times always need a pure attitude. I am trying to find rare songs or variants of text, like the mystical story of God sending the Lent-message to church in the form of letter in “Keeping the Lent” which is part of longer easter song. I think these words, sung by Miku Od’e in 1903, have´nt been in use for some 80 years. To disappointment of some and joy to others, there are also two tracks of accoustic punk. Methinks this style is most adequate way to express some things. Track 13 is actually made in 1993 and as I loved the way punk sounded when played through old soviet cassette recorders, I tried to reproduce it. Also there is some tracks with electraccoustic overtones and some ambient to keep the mind quiet of awaken the subconcoius. So it’s up to you…”

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