FRÄKMÜNDT - Uufwärts e d'Föuse... mCD
mCD ind oversized foldout-cover with inlays / Percht 17
The inner-Swiss Ur-Folk group FRÄKMÜNDT is finally back after the amazing debut CD “Urbärglieder”! The new opus is entitled „Uufwärts e d’Föuse“ (Upward the rocks). In the meantime FRÄKMÜNDT has become a quartet additionally featuring Anneli of ELUVEITIE and GODNR.UNIVERSE! on bass-guitar, hurdy-gurdy and flute which is quite enriching for the band. “Uufwärts e d’Föuse” is a conceptual album with almost 27 minutes of playing time which takes the listener on an imposing musical journey to untouched alpine areas. As on “Urbärglieder” all tracks are presented in the FRÄKMÜNDT-typical Central-Swiss alemannic dialect. After a non-standard and so-called “Alp-Blessing” (“Aupsääge”) which is the intro of the album, the journey goes straight up to the mountains towards twilight and upwards to the rocks (“Uufwärts e d’Föuse”). This track is musically visualized by acoustic guitars, accordion, drums, dreamy hurdy-gurdy melodies and deep male vocals. Having reached the top, a beautiful and mystical night in the mountains awaits the listener (“S’nachtet y”) - Melancholic acoustic guitars are paired with a flute and narrative vocals in this track. On the next day the trip continues, accompanied by gleaming shafts of sunlight which are reflected by glaciers and walls of rocks (“Schyne”). This track distinguishes itself by mighty accordion tunes, catchy acoustic guitar riffs and drums.The listener has now deserved to receive some protection and fun within an alpine cabin – the night is near (“Höttehock”). “Höttehock” is a swinging and wild traditional dancing track with a catchy accordion melody and nice acoustic guitars. The end of this unique musical journey is formed by the awareness that it is the most important thing to be proud and free (”Stouz ond frey”). It is a devotional and powerful song with profound hurdy-gurdy parts, rhythmic guitar melodies and catchy accordion tunes. The very end of this unique MCD is a Dark Alpine Ambient track called “Bärgtröim” (Mountain Dreams) which smoothly leads the listener back to the valley. Join the musical trip to Ur-Swiss Alpine areas. The new FRÄKMÜNDT MCD has a playing time of almost 30 minutes and was mastered at Luftschutzkerker / Switzerland. FRÄKMÜNDT features cz of STURMPERCHT/ DÂNNÂGÔISCHD / VINTERRIKET / ATOMTRAKT / NEBELKORONA etc. The album was released in a very special packaging with two inlays. With “Uuufwärts e d’Föuse”, a varied piece of extraordinary Ur-Folk music was born once again, which perfectly describes the mystic and legendary Alpine areas.