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Stille Volk

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Stille Volk was created in 1994 and aims at a music of celtic and medieval influence as well as adorned with modern elements. That’s why many instruments from all origins and all ages are played: hurdy-gurdy, arabic lute, violin, bouzouki, bagpipes, chalemie, mandolin, portable organ, bombarde, various flutes, and other stringed instruments.

The band signed up with Holy Records after the demo “Ode Aux Lointains Souverains” (1995) which was very successful, and released its first album “Hantaoma” in 1997: this CD offers an acoustic music of traditional and medieval influence whose concept is based on Pyrenean mythology (pantheon , spirits, legends etc)

The second album “Ex-uvies” came out in 1998 and presents an obscure music which is more electric while still keeping acoustic parts and some bewitching laments. The band apprehends paganism as an intuition or something surreal.

“Satyre Cornu” was released in June 2001 and rests on a very energic and medieval style, an orgiastic and mystic atmosphere punctuated with the language of 12th century troubadours revived but this most unusual music (it contains Occitan cover of Iron Maiden’s To Tame A Land).

In June 2003, the fourth album was realeased, called “Maudat”. According to the artistic tradition of the band, this is a conceptual album about a sorceress who travels into a phantasmatical universe full of myths, visions and legends. This is a fantastic ride into a universe of various instruments which declaim their madness, a tragic and festive nocturnal dance, a mythical past filled with incredible melodies, overexcited ambiances jumbled wtih emotional moments.

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  • WarriorEowyn

    Www.facebook.com/stillevolkbrasil check out like it!!!

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LeCoinNawak

    Excellent le nouvel album! Une infinie source d'inspiration... mais 8 nouveaux titres c'est trop peu :(

    15 May 2014 Reply
  • Insgelijks

    The name means silent people in Dutch.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Baalis

    UNDERRATED

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • hue2403

    Can't wait for new album! (and tour?)

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • Madrangue

    @eydolon Awesome news! Looking forward to it with great expectations, the "mineral concept" (reminds me of Mariee Sioux's last EP) does sound interesting indeed.

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Dulukk

    caravancrap STFU, similur artists are dope. albeit of course too mainstream for hipstaz like u

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • eydolon

    go to see on www.stillevolk.org. It's coming!

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Madrangue

    New album needed!

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • GrandHibou

    Shikata and L'Ham de Foc are rather accurate, though. Guess it's missing Omnia and Fejd but oh well.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Caravanheart

    The similar artist confused me X3

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Madrangue

    So, what about them? Wasn't the new album planned for almost a year? Would be nice to have some news.

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Madrangue

    Geez, Ex-uvies sounds really different from the rest... Their music gets oddly experimental on this album, they even use electric guitars in a doom metal style in Théâtrophone abscons... OMG OMG, love the weirdness of this band even more.

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • galechik91

    Torne et torne Danse et festonne!

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Demian43

    (Das) stille Volk -> Stille Volk

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Surtr94

    @ Zarec: They're from France, not from Germany.

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Madrangue

    v right, Stilles Volk is correct. Although it could possibly be Dutch, but they were saying in an interview their name was supposed to be German, so apparently they screwed it up :p

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Zarec

    should it not be stilles volk? wtf, it's das volk

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • -Eruanna-

    Truly amazing band :)

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Madrangue

    They're a bit freak folk and a bit neofolk, with celtic and medieval arrangements, awesome combo

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
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