Zandvoort & Uilenbal - Folk Triumfator
Media: M (2xLP)
Medieval music expert Jimi Hellinga teams up with Legowelt for an 11 track dark medieval spacejazz ambient dungeonfolk album called “FOLK TRIUMFATOR’
Think of the more experimental non guitar stuff from Current93 mixed with Kenny G mingled up with Luciano Berio sauced with Amateur Space Jazz and lots of sinister old instruments like the hurdy gurdy and harmonium.
FOLK TRIUMFATOR is the second album by Zandvoort & Uilenbal, a ‘paramusical academic’ project of medieval musician Jimi Hellinga and Danny Wolfers. As Zandvoort & Uilenbal they appropriate historical instruments such as a 19th century Victorian harmonium, a medieval hurdy gurdy, an electro acoustic thumb harp and an mid 20th century German Mixtur Trautonium. These are cross bred with the usual arsenal of contemporary electronic instruments and seasoned with some sinister poetry in their North Sea coast temple of sensory sonic delights.
We can write how conceptual and arty this all is but let’s just say this is hardcore dark ambient with lots of medieval drone space jazz influences to trip your mind out into a region where time and your opinions cease to exist.