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Ilgi / Seju Veju
Album:Seju Veju Collection:World
Artist:Ilgi Added:09/2003
Label:U.P.E. Recording Company 

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Add Date:2004-02-16 Pull Date:2004-04-19 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:14 Mar22 Feb
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Sparrow
Reviewed 2004-04-07 
I really liked this CD. I’m not familiar with Latvian folk music, but it seems to alternate between a very Celtic dance style to a sort of Middle Eastern chant. I wasn’t so fond of this chant music– I found the male and female vocalists together very grating– but the fiddle/violin solos were very spirited and wonderful.

1) Kas varçja groþus vit (who weaves the reins)– springy; folk instrument that sounds kind of like a sitar or banjo; male vocalists, belting in the middle; fantastic fiddle solo in the middle of the song 2) Sçju vçju (sow the wind)– sounds kind of like an Irish drinking song; think the Chieftains turned Latvian; tight harmonies with male vocalists; sounds like it has bagpipes 3) Seði jauni bandenieki (six young men)– weird techno-bagpipe beginning; strong dance rhythm like previous song; slightly more somber; feels more like a chant; male vocalists 4) No tâlienes es pazinu (I knew from afar)– strong female vocalist singing with male backup and an occasional soprano in the background; violin accompaniment; good rhythm 5) Aiz upîtes meitas dzied (girls sing beyond the stream)– opens with a mandolin (?) and violin; male and female vocalists; has a distinctly middle Eastern feeling to it; sounds like a chant 6) Seði mozi bundezenîki (six young drummers)– this sounds like a melding of the two types heard before; a very chantlike sound sped up and spliced between fiddle solos; ends up sounding like a spirited dance 7) Treis vosoras saturçju (three summers I held)– male harmonies with a very rich sound; very repetitive and simple, but catchy; breaks into a rhythmic, enjoyable dance in the middle 8) Es ar meitu dancot gâju (I danced with the girl)– begins very elegant, rhythmic, and slow; sounds kind of like a Renaissance dance; speeds up into a canter; alternates back and forth throughout the song; male vocalist only interrupts halfway through the song 9) Pûti pûti vçja mâte (blow Mother Wind)– female vocalist a capella 10) Jûra krâca jûra ðòâca (the sea snarled and hissed)– strong rhythm with synthesized background; male and female vocalists; dance inserted in middle with pretty fiddle solo 11) Uz daugavas es dzîvoju (I lived on the river)– strong male vocalists with tight harmony; sounds like the mandolin again; kind of boring and slow until mild dance 12) Tumsa tumsa kas par tumsu (darkness, what darkness)– begins with bagpipe and guitar; segues into very fast male vocals and a spirited dance

Track Listing
1.Kas Vareja Grozus Vit 7.Treis Vosoras Satureju
2.Seju Veju 8.Es Ar Meitu Dancot Gaju
3.Sesi Jauni Bandenieki 9.Puti Puti Veja Mate
4.No Talienes Es Pazinu 10.Jura Kraca Jura Snaca
5.Aiz Upites Meitas Dzied 11.Uz Daugavas Es Dzivoju
6.Sesi Mozi Bundzeniki 12.Tumsa Tumsa Kas Par Tumsu