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YFK-2016 (artist release)
cdRoots Code: rwr-bafnu

The Czech band meets Breton singer Yann-Fańch Kemener. ba.fnu have an affinity for both Czech and other European styles, but especially Breton fest-noz tunes. Yann-Fańch Kemener supplies the Breton vocals distinguished by a call-and-response pattern, that accompanies dancing. The musicians largely work with tracks that Kemener collected, while three of the tracks feature modern lyrics. The whole work is conceived as a mini-wall calendar that flips open on a spiral binder: inside, there are twelve block prints (the 'months' of the calendar) and statements which add up to a larger picture.

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"gavotenn"

"poulet"

"tamm kriez"

"fransez"

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From the RootsWorld review
"ba.fnu bring a contemporary modern aesthetic to their arrangements, which can described as traditional music incorporating urban street sounds. They have invited a number of other musicians to join them, so the sound is fleshed out by viola da gamba, clarinets, harp, archlute, shruti box, and much more. The entire aural tapestry is cleanly set amidst modern electronics, so that Kemener's vocals circle through the mix and add a trance-like quality to the tracks.... What the musicians aim to achieve here are not merely danceable songs, but experimental sound-art. YFK 2016 is meant to be experienced as a sonic calendar, with a distinct political message. The limited edition CD is packaged like a mini-wall calendar that flips open on a spiral binder: inside, there are twelve block prints (the 'months' of the calendar) and statements which add up to a larger picture.

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