Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – FIKA (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 50:54 minutes | 554 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Move Records
Fika (pron. ‘fee-ka’) is an exploration of my Swedish heritage and the links group members have with Scandinavian. It is the recording I always wanted to do but only felt able to achieve at this point in my life.
Elysian Fields is one of the world’s few electric viola da gamba groups/ensembles. Scandinavian repertoire started creeping into Elysian Fields’ set list quite early. This was partly due to the fact that our singer/violinist Susie Bishop has links to Sweden via her partner and visits often. She also sings in Swedish and plays the violin beautifully – the fiddle being the backbone of much Scandinavian folk music. Other group members also have Swedish heritage or experience including our bass player, Siebe Pogson. We continued to add to this repertoire and in January 2020 we hit the studio. We did not know it then, but the world was already under the grim shadow of Covid-19.
As our gigs started to get cancelled and cashflow dried up, we made decision to dig deep and finish the project. There is a reason for this. Fika is often translated in English as a coffee break. In reality, it means more than that. Fika is about making time for friends and family, to share a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. You can’t do fika alone although ironically, as I write this, many people are isolated or separated from those they love. Long before the current crisis we wanted to create a beautiful recording that would bring people together, as fika does. This music is our offering to the world.
1. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – Living
2. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – Frid på Jord
3. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – Vi Ska ställa till enroliger dans
4. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – Låt Til Far
5. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – Nar som jag var på mitt adertonde år
6. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – Meditatus
7. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – Cold Soul
8. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – The Tragedy
9. Elysian Fields featuring Jenny Eriksson – Believe Beleft Below