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3 stars Gåte (Norwegian for riddle) was a band from the middle Norway playing Norwegian folk music with influence of prog folkrock/progmetal, and a taste of electronica. You could also find realtionship to Bel Canto, Anneli Drecker and someone would say Bjørk.

You could also say that Gåte is a kind of renewal of traditional Norwegian music. Some of the lyrics come from traditional Norwegian folk songswritings. Stengd Dør (Closed Door) are based on the poems of the Norwegian poet Astrid Krogh Halse. Jygri is the first album released by the Gåte, and sold impressive 40000 copies in Norway. Jygrid is the name of huldra, a folkloric characters in a supernatural female creature. The song Jygri is an old Norwegian folk tune. The lyrics tells us aboat mother Jygri calling for her children by names. The music consists of guitaring, violins, synthesized keyboarding, drumming, and the distinctive voice of 17 years old Gunnhild Sundli. Sveinung Sundli is also knovn as the founder of Storåsfestivalen, one of the biggest Norwegian rock festivals. Gåte is also known as one of most energetic live bands in Norway.

sugarmice | 3/5 |


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