Sunday, August 16, 2020

Eivør - Trøllabundin

Anyone for some weird, ethereal music sung in Faroese? Then let me introduce you to Eivør. These days she has transcended the Faroes and sings mostly sings in English to broader European audiences, but I like the earlier, weirder stuff better. See also here and here.


David said...

I love her and Trollabundin! I also love that "Yeah, that just happened" look she gives when it's over (in this version:

G. Verloren said...

Weird! I'm also already familiar with her work, AND I also already preferred the version David linked! Funny how coincidences work out sometimes.

I listen to a lot of "exotic" music, both traditional and modern. I think I originally got into the habit of listening to unusual music with Irish and Scottish (English Language) drinking songs, and it seems that ever since I've loved stumbling across less and less familiar music.

A few random selections, in no particular order, for anyone interested:
Scottish (Orkney Isles) - Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre - White Wings (

Sufi Turkish - Özgür Baba - Dertli Dolap (

Tuvan Throat Singing - Huun Huur Tu - Chiraa-Khoor (

Japanese "Shima-Uta" - Ikue Asazaki - Obokuri-Eeumi (

Bulgarian Overtone Singing - The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir - Kaval Sviri (

Old Norse Neo-Pagan - Gealdýr - Jötunheimr (

Traditional Russian Hurdy Gurdy - Andrey Vinogradov - Uzh Kak Po Mostu, Mostochiku (

Vintage Soviet Synthwave - Альянс - На заре ( -*So '80s It Hurts*-

South African "Zef" Afrikaans Rap - Jack Parow ft. Francois van Coke - Dans Dans Dans ( -*EXQUISITELY WEIRD*-

John said...

I also listen to Sufi music sometimes but every time I do I get ads for Muslim charities and pleas for help from the starving people of Yemen or Mali or somewhere.

G. Verloren said...


Well, there are fairly simple ways to block ads these days, but even having said that, ads for charities and food campaigns sound way better than ones for garbage consumer products we don't need.

szopen said...

Yeah, I also loved Eivør even years before I watched Last Kingdom :D It seems there is something weird in your blog which brings so many people knowing her :D