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"Review in England"

"Siri Karlsson has made one of the best debut albums of this century with pure, warm and perfectly played acoustic folk music. They show a big talent both as musicians and composers." Eelco Schilder, FolkWorld Issue 38 03/2009
- FolkWorld Issue 38 03/2009


"Swedish review in big newspaper"

“Fantastic folk music. Raw energy and improvisation distinguish the duo. An excellent proof of talent.”

- Nöjesguiden/Metro16/4 2008


"Review in Swedish newspaper"

“The songs on Mellan Träden, build up a suggestive soundscape where you easily get lost in dreamy mists of improvisation and rich melodies. It is new and beautiful.”
- Nya Wermland Tidning 24/4 2008.


"Part of review in Swedish music magazine"

“I’m instantly trapped by their music”
- Lira 3:2008


Discography

"Mellan Träden" (Tombola Records TRCD01) 2008

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Siri Karlsson is a duo with a personal expression that aims straight for the heart. The music departs from the core elements of Swedish folk music; captive melodies, improvisation and pure energy. Traditional tunes are mixed with new compositions, where the arrangements give room for improvisational sound escapes creating a lyrical, dreamlike and playful musical landscape. Siri Karlsson strives to explore the boundaries of traditional music, which not only their unusual setting but also their choice of guest musicians show. Siri Karlsson is Maria Arnqvist, alto saxophone and Cecilia Österholm, key fiddle (nyckelharpa). Their
different musical backgrounds, Maria in classical, jazz and free improvisation and Cecilia in Swedish folk music, adds to the innovative sound of Siri Karlsson. The duo was formed in 2002 and has among other things toured in Brazil and West Africa. Mellan träden (In Between Trees) is Siri Karlsson’s debut album. Guest musicians are Tuomo Haapala, composer and musical innovator on acoustic bass, and Eric Malmberg on hammond organ, known from Sagor & Swing.