ESNS: 2022
What happens when you mix a pinch of surrealism, a bit of modern folklore, a talharpa revival and blend it through FX blocks and loopers? The answer is the neo-zombie-post-folk of Estonian duo Puuluup, in which talharpa enthusiasts Marko Veisson and Ramo Teder have resurrected this ancient bowed and plucked lyre. The instrument is popular in Northern Europe since the early Middle Ages but in Puuluup’s hands it gets an entirely different treatment: electrified, looped, and played adventurously and brilliantly.
Playing at | Eurosonic