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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

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Posted on 2007.02.21 at 10:18


whiteling at 2007-02-25 18:14 (UTC) (Link)
Nope, I had no luck with googling... I reckon, the album is too newly released. Transcripts aren't available yet.
mechtild at 2007-02-25 19:28 (UTC) (Link)
Guess what? Googling around and visiting the QNTAL website, listening to tracks from "Silver Swan" (the recording that includes Von Den Elben), I decided I liked the music enough to order a CD from Amazon. The liner notes say it includes the lyrics. When I get it, I'll make a transcription. I am hoping a translation into English will be given.
whiteling at 2007-02-26 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, that's great! I'm curious how you'll like the general style of QNTAL. Their first two albums just blew me away (in a good way) with its almost menacingly modern interpretations of medieval music. They have become really harmonic and calm meanwhile, though. And the lead singer has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard.
In case there are no English lyrics included, I shall be happy to translate the texts for you. :-)
mechtild at 2007-02-26 21:00 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the offer, Whiteling. I will ask, if it turns out only to be in German (or Latin - do you do Latin, too?).

I was not sure I would appreciate a CD by them, since I'm not that keen on music that "updates" older music. But the example from "The Silver Swan" was soooo good and, yes, the vocalist sublime -- her voice is as pure and direct as a delicate silver blade -- and the critical notes about it assured me. It sounded like their recent album had a lot less rock influence, which is fine by me.
whiteling at 2007-02-27 18:47 (UTC) (Link)
do you do Latin, too?
No, I'm afraid, Latin is all Greek to me. :-D

I had the pleasure to hear QNTAL singer Sigrid Hausen several times live, when she performed with her other group "Estampie". Her voice has an angel-like purity and ease and I was impressed by her strong stage persona - I couldn't take my eyes off her (my ears neither): She is a tiny woman, but she fills the room not only with her voice, but with her charisma and air.
mechtild at 2007-02-27 23:24 (UTC) (Link)
Wow. She sounds wonderful to see/hear in person. I should check their site and see if they ever play the U.S.
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