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Sinikka Langeland: The Half-Finished Heaven — review

David Honigmann

Collection gets into its swing with ‘The Woodcock’s Flight’ before the Norwegian singer’s kantele prickles like stars
Sinikka Langeland

The Half-Finished Heaven


More instrumental than Langeland’s recent albums (what words there are come from Tomas Tranströmer), this album starts slowly.

Too often, texture is at war with formlessness.

It gets into its swing with “The Woodcock’s Flight”, which starts with a minimalist pastoral viola melody from Lars Anders Tomter before Langeland’s kantele prickles like stars in the night sky and arpeggios soar upwards.


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