Iwasig by versatile Austrian singer Hubert Von Goisern illustrates his genuine uniqueness as he melds a variety of styles into his own. With a foundation in Alpine folk music, Von Goisern has steadily, through the course of several albums and exotic world travel, implemented African music, funk, R&B, and rock & roll into his repertoire. This album is a culmination of sorts of his extensive influences. "Aus Is" is a funky yodeling number and "Poika" is an accelerated polka bordering on punk rock. The instrumental "Volxjammer" is a folk-rock piece featuring Von Goisern's instrument of choice (accordion) and heavy on the electric guitar. "Afrika" is a pop number flavored with African rhythms and keyboard effects. He also touches on jazzy lounge singing in "Schön Wars" and some serious funk on "I Bin ån." This is truly a unique album performed by an eclectic performer who knows virtually no boundaries.
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AllMusic Review by Dave Sleger