Die Knödel

Overcooked Tyroleans

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Originally released as Verkochte Tiroler on the Swiss RecRec label, Overcooked Tyroleans, the debut album of the Austrian folk troupe Die Knödel, is a tour de force of Austrian folk music renaissance. The musicians take traditional Austrian folk rhythms, add post-modern melodies and chords, and play everything with sophisticated arrangements on an amazingly wide variety of instruments. ("In Die Ribisl" is a very nice example of this creative tension between tradition and modernity, but also all other tracks on this album make for a excellent introduction into Austrian folk with a contemporary approach.

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