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Riho Sibul

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Riho Sibul is the leader of Ultima Thule, an Estonian rock band. Formed in 1986, they have been one of the country’s most influential bands of the 1980s and 1990s. Their style combines blues-rock with either witty or poetic lyrics, often incorporating elements of Estonian folk lore and traditional music.

In addition to his work in Thule, Sibul is also a renown solo artist with three highly acclaimed albums. He is, as claimed by many, the most unique guitarist in Estonia with influences from Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Wayne Krantz, Brandon Ross, Kevin Breit and Bill Frisell to name a few. His solo albums are all self-composed, torn towards a jazzy melancholy, blues and often diving into the ambient soundscapes. The lyrics, presented in Sibul’s trademark gruff vocals and written by different Estonian poets, usually display his affection for poetry and revolve around coping with everyday life, emotional moments and the surrounding (mostly late autumn) environment. It seems that the seasons of late autumn and winter are a common feature in much of Sibul’s creation.

During his several decades in the Estonian music scene, Sibul has established himself as one of the most professional and highly appreciated musicians. He has worked with various iconic figures such as the singers Tõnis Mägi, Gunnar Graps, Jaak Joala and Urmas Alender, the contemporary composer Erki-Sven Tüür, lyricists Ott Arder and Villu Kangur, not to mention various other projects.

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  • respiraator

    me sirgund tusk on pääsend valla neist hingeist, kus oodand oleme tuult, kuid vastu saanud vaid igavese öö, mis lohutust ei anna.

    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • phdecora

    great

    8 Jan 2012 Reply
  • drunxnotdead

    armastus ja geenius on kõige ülekasutatavamad sõnad inimkeeles, kuid Sibula puhul pole geeniuse nimetus sugugi liiast

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ppopcore

    kui kellegil on olemas "Sõjasulase laul", siis palun teada anda..

    3 Jan 2010 Reply

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