Vàli Norwegian Folk

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VÀLI is a one-man project hailing from Norway, using only the acoustic guitar as a means of creating his unique music. 'Forlatt', his first demo album, is the first official recording of VÀLI put to tape and released worldwide. For this album he invited a female vocalist with an angelic voice who contributed some occassional singing parts, and cello, violin and flute players who enriched the sound with mesmerizing additions. 'Forlatt' in English means 'Abandoned', and this is how this album sounds - as if it was created in some obscure, abandoned place, visited by no-one and hidden deep in the heart of the woods. 'Forlatt' is enchanting, mesmerizing and delightful, comprising a wide range of deepest emotions and offering an unforgettable listening experience. It is not only the music that is captured on this album, it is also sheer human feelings and unique mood. Perfectly layered melodies, once teasing, calm and peaceful, the other time eerie and disturbing, but always on the high level composition-wise, is the key for VÀLI's music. Now the Norwegian musician with a penchant for fairy-tale melodies has signed a five-albums contract with Auerbach. What is it that not just fans of folk music may look forward to? So far, reviewers have often referred to Ulver's pivotal album "Kveldssanger" -- not just because of a musical proximity, but rather because of the profound beauty of the songs that have mainly been created with acoustic guitar and cello. VÀLI himself is very pleased about the praise he received from the international press, but he points out the poor conditions of the recording sessions for "Forlatt". Hence, he gladly looks to the future: "On the coming releases, I will probably use more instruments than before, in order to give my music more means of expression." When asked what his goals with VÀLI are, the musician answers with modesty: "I just want to make marvellous music"...


Genre(s) / Acoustic folk/classical/neo-folk
Current label / Auerbach Tonträger
Status / Active
Origin / Norway
Current line-up / Vàli - All instruments
Trivia / Vàli is the god of revenge in Norse mythology.

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  • PP667


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  • wampa_borg


    4 Apr 2010 Reply

    Hello little world out there! Do you allready know the very diverse Kurdish folk music? Visit - and if you would like please also join - the Kurdish Folk group - you are very welcome!!! Lovely regards from Kurdistan, Berîtan

    18 Oct 2009 Reply
  • catsofulthar

    Here's where I got it: http://digitalmeltd0wn.blogspot.com/search?cx=018208992014731373507%3A-41e_it2ikw&q=vali&sa=GO

    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • rolandbizzyman

    try soulseek

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Arthurcobhc

    I can't find this anywhere. Could somebody help me?

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • PaganAncestry

    Awesome group for a splendid artist.

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • EmperorOfIce

    Well now, don't I feel special? :P

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Sirski

    I have around 800 plays so year your are probably leading. I do listen to them non stop on my portable media players and tape rips though. Congratulations.

    4 Feb 2009 Reply
  • EmperorOfIce

    Thanks for the invite. Vali is way up there on my list of favorite artists, and Forlatt probably has more plays (though most of them were before I had last.fm) than any other record in my collection, save one or two, MAYBE. I'm curious: Do I have more Vali plays than anyone?

    3 Feb 2009 Reply

    Thanks for invitation, i am glad to be a member of this group and support Vàli.

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Sirski

    Charts - Mournful Congregation as unique artist, awesome.!

    23 Dec 2008 Reply
  • ehre-wotans

    Great, I have no problem with standard notation.

    3 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Sirski

    Some day maybe. I don't like the frequent use of tabs so If I do upload them it will be in standard notation.

    2 Dec 2008 Reply
  • ehre-wotans

    @ Sirski: If you already got some transcriptions ready, would you be so kind to send them to me or to upload them for everyone? : )

    2 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Sirski

    Ive been transcribing alot of songs for one guitar (both the bass and the melody/harmony on the one guitar). Fantastic fun.

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Dakins

    Vàli made me play guitar again, thanks for this group.

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Yellowyorange


    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • yeshat

    thank you... i found it

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Sirski

    The only release is out of pressing and unavaliable to buy. Look around google blogsites for a download.

    17 Nov 2008 Reply
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