CD: Transjoik – Mahkalahke

October 1, 1997

The first CD by Transjoik.

Produced by Manne vonAhn Öberg and Frode Fjellheim, released by Warner Music Sweden.

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Transjoik on this CD :
Frode Fjellheim (kb/voc)
Nils-Olav Johansen (guit./voc)
Tor Haugerud (dr./perc.)
Håvard Lund (bass clarinet/soprano saxophone)
Torbjørn Hillersøy (bass)
Snorre Bjerck (dr./perc.)

 

What the press have said about Mahkalahke:

This is truly one of the most unique CDs produced in the last couple of years, and believe it or not, it was released by a Scandinavian imprint of Warner Brothers. Imagine combining shaman tribal drumming techniques with polyphonic Tibetan Buddhist chants and then tossing some earthy ambient sounds into the mix. That’s Transjoik’s “Mahkalahke.”
www.laze.net/bestmusic/ (This weeks pick feb. 1999)

“Mahkalahke” är en mycket facinerande och suggestiv ljudkonstruksjon, självständig och konstnärlig konsekvent, helt befriad från flummighet. En musik som visar sig från helt nya sidor varje gång man hør på den. Plattan borde säljas på Konsum. Det vore verkligen nyskapande.
Reidar Sjöden “Lira ” 4/97

Samisk musikk har nå virkelig fått flere internasjonale musikere enn Mari Boine å regne med. Stein Østbø VG 16/10 97

“Mahkalahke” går ett steg längre än vad man är van vid i etnomusiken, men gör det med en sådan konsekvens at man bara kan ta imot denna joikarnas mörka garagerock.
Eva Clementi Dagens Nyheter 1/11 97

noe av det mest fascinerende jeg har hørt av norsk musikk i år.
Trygve Lundemo Adresseavisen 1/10 97

Third CD from Frode and definitely his best. Even more adventurous than his previous CD, this new one is a great leap forward in new joik fusions, featuring accompaniment: sax, keyboards, guitar, clarinets, percussion and several guest joikers. Appearing on the excellent Atrium label of Sweden. Highly recommended! (Digelius Nordic Gallery)