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The best music you've never heard that some of you have never heard, in spite of the fact that I've been playing it for everyone I know whenever I get the chance, is Sassafrass's Norse Myth song cycle.  They've taken all the soap opera and hidden themes and secretly-rooting-for-Loki in the eddas--and turned it into amazing, thoughtful, passionate a capella, with harmonies that would challenge the cast of Rent. I drove 10 hours in March to listen to them give a one-hour concert.  I did this instead of driving the same 10 hours to hear Tallis's 40-part motet the previous week.  This is transcendent stuff.

And at last, at long last, the Kickstarter is open for Sundown: Whispers of Ragnorak.  CD, DVD, and full-on costumed opera.  Go, listen to the samples, and sacrifice some silver to Loki.

Date: 2013-05-17 11:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] b1bl10v0re
ooh, Love it! Just backed.... :D Thank you for sharing.

Date: 2013-05-19 05:21 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome. I'm glad to introduce more people!

Date: 2013-05-18 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so excited for this!

Date: 2013-05-19 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Me too! And they are very close to their basic fully-funded level after 2 days, so I hope/suspect that your poem is safe.

Date: 2013-05-19 05:45 pm (UTC)
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I really hope they get enough for me to write the Loki one. Because that's a really fun metre.

Date: 2013-05-19 05:25 pm (UTC)
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I think there's one guy who sometimes sings with the group--otherwise all the parts are played by women. And it definitely change the tenor of a very male-dominated mythos.


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