ALBUM REVIEW: Stanley Brinks & The Old Time Kaniks – Vieilles Caniques/Nouvelles Caniques | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 06.01.17





What do you get when you put a potent songwriter with two folk musicians in a deserted lighthouse on a tiny island off Norway? The answer is something atmospheric and special. Stanley Brinks, aka Andre Herman Dune, and a stripped down duo of banjo and violin from Norwegian collective The Kaniks were marooned together to concoct ‘a whole other world’ of song.

The master storyteller, the anti-folk, anti-king of European calypso has cut a wonderful disc of songs about drinking and songs about losing love and the late night malady in front of the dying embers of the night fires. Recorded in English and French there is a fertile fusion of trans-Atlantic folk tunes with Stanley’s easy word-verdant style. This is a magical double album.


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