Troka inspires an urge to demonstrate some sort of bizarre clog-dancing routine right from the opening of this entertaining album (and a few lively yips wouldn't be out of place either). A quintet based in Finland, Troka combine a string trio (violin, viola doubling on violin, string bass) with accordion and harmonium, providing the group as a whole with a brash, pumping energy that can go from the sublime to the nervous. This is absolutely a recording for people who enjoy folk dancing -- it can be treated as a listening piece, too, but only with a bit of deliberate resistance. Charming through and though.
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AllMusic Review by Steven McDonald