In this album the language, landscape and soundworld seem perfectly connected
Source: Evening Standard
Nynke Laverman comes from Friesland in the north of the Netherlands and she sings in the Frisian language — one of the roots of modern English — which has fewer than half a million speakers. Most reviews in this slot are of music in other languages but in this album the language, landscape and soundworld seem perfectly connected. The classy production is by Spanish guitarist and producer Javier Limon, who’s worked with Anoushka Shankar, Mariza and Buika. Nynke’s soft, focused voice is backed by percussion from husband Sytze Pruiksma plus flamenco and other flashes of colour. A place to start is the haunting Dûns Fan de Siedden (Dance of the Seeds).