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Vox Vulgaris

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Vox Vulgaris is or was a Swedish group founded in the end of the 1990s, playing medieval music on instruments like bagpipes and percussion. Their musical dynamic is spanning from fast and loud dance tunes to much more subtle and improvisation-based, sometimes even minimalist, music.

They neither want to perform the authentic medieval melodies in a purely “academic” way, nor turning into medievalist rock’n’roll kitsch. Instead, they mean that the only authentic way to approach this early music is in an improvising way, allowing for the musicians’ own contemporary influences to shine through without taking over - like musicians have done in all times. Their only studio album was released in 2003 and named “The Shape of Medieval Music to Come” (a reference to both freejazz pioneer Ornette Coleman and the hardcore punk band Refused).

After several summers of intense touring and some legendary live shows, at the yearly medieval week on Gotland and similar places, Vox Vulgaris took a break after the summer of 2004. However, in early 2007 they made a grand comeback - in Sibiria, were they got invited to give some concerts for Novosibirsk Philharmonic Society together with their early music ensemble Insula Magica.

Since 2002, Vox Vulgaris has consisted of:
* Jon Cullblad - Percussion
* Max Persson - Bagpipes and percussion
* Joel Lindefors - Cister
* Rasmus Fleischer - Recorders, rauschpfeife

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  • Vern-Fonk

    Cant stop listening to La Suite Meurtriere!! So awesome... i wish could go back in time and leave this shitty place behind! [2]

    8 May 4:03am Reply
  • Depth_of_O

    Thank you for the beautiful music

    16 Jan 7:55am Reply
  • Blodhemn800AD

    Great stuff.

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Excalikurt

    Cant stop listening to La Suite Meurtriere!! So awesome... i wish could go back in time and leave this shitty place behind!

    19 Feb 2014 Reply
  • _BelleRaven_

    Love them!

    10 Feb 2014 Reply
  • captainGhost

    tack för musiken~

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Wolf_Lone666

    This is so great!! its fuckin brilliant!! ;)

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wakajawaka36

    I was surprised when I recognized Cantiga nr 166 in an episode of The Tudors.

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SeaSergeant

    Not vulgar at all!

    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • jewish_ginger

    czemu tu nie ma opisu ja się pytam?!

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • njosnavelin

    Discovered Vox Vulgaris at this very moment. Awesome.

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Nachtwesen666

    very good!

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    Completely awesome stuff. They nail the Middle Ages vibes and atmosphere so well.

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • notthyr

    Great music...

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • rnbbbrown

    Hi, i really loved your music and im wondering if i can have one of your email, cause i wanna use one of your song in my school project and i need an authorization from you. I would like to give you more details so please give me your email or contact me: soph_brown@hotmail.com tanks!

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • meruse-desu

    Uno de los pocos grupos que mantienen la esencia auténticamente medieval, a caballo entre temas sacros y temas profanos. Grandes intérpretes y grandes melodías. ¡Geniales!

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • FUZZ_G

    awesome !

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • _CYgnus_

    i love you guys ; D

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • omnigenicus

    One of the best protomedieval music performers, very glad that i found them.

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • LanFill

    well, that was different.

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
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