The explosion of neo-folk sounds from Scandinavia is comparable to the American folk revival of the '60s. In Sweden, Norway, and Finland, a set of musicians boast virtuosic skills on instruments that are new and exciting to North American ears. Having acquired their skills from years of traditional playing, these musicians are bringing new and exciting influences like jazz and rock into their unique sound. Loituma features rich, ethereal, four-part harmonies and delicate instrumentals featuring the kantele, a five-string Finnish harp.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte