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The Swedes seem to have a new passion for Balkan and other eastern European music, and Tummel present their own brand: tough, raw, often harshly electric, but always soulful and full of the original 'heavy metal' of the European brass band. Klezmer, Balkan dance tunes, Arabic touches and a defiantly original streak define this band's music. The tuba clashes with the electric guitar, the accordion with the drum kit and bass, and the whole enterprise is wonderfully wild.

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“ This Swedish klezmer septet does a great job with brass-heavy, modern arrangements of traditional Yiddish tunes and a few originals. Their fun mix of jazz and Middle Eastern influences recalls the Klezmatics, and their innovative use of guitar and bouzouki brings out the Turkish flavour inherent in some of the melodies.” Sing Out!

”Tummel imponerar med sin vilda spelskicklighet, sitt risktagande.[…] Bäst tycker jag om stillsamt vackra Kinder Yorn, som med Tummel ger klara rysningar efter ryggen.” Lira (Sweden)

The ensemble says for itself:
Compared to our first, the second CD is a bit more rocky and heavy, and also has a wider musical range, with influences from Balkan, Klezmer, Oriental music, Indian music, Rock n’ roll, New Orleans Jazz etc.

Ten out of thirteen songs are composed by us. The CD is recorded at Gula Studion in Malmö, where for instance The Ark has recorded, and produced by Jens Lindgård, who has previously worked with Suede, David and the Citizens and Franz Ferdinand.

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