The follow-up to their highly successful debut album, Widdershins sees Norway-based Scottish/Finnish duo Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola further develop their unique sound and telepathic interplay.
Scots for ‘anti-clockwise’, or going against the norm (whether it be religious, social or musical), Widdershins perfectly sums up this exhilarating meeting of minds.
This album conveys the duo’s raw energy directly to the listener, radiating a sense of joy and excitement. Each track was recorded live in the same room, and is left completely un-edited.
Sarah-Jane and Juhani create cutting-edge acoustic folk music, encompassing the whole spectrum of emotions. From the nocturnal mood of ‘Sydänyö’ to the acoustic noise-rock of ‘Widdershins’, from the rollicking fun of ‘Spike On A Bike’ to the haunting bleakness of ‘A’Cheapach Na Fasach’, this album invites you on a cinematic journey into strange and wonderful new worlds.
Taught by the late great Donald Riddell, Sarah-Jane plays with the award-winning group RANT, as well as working with contemporary music. Juhani is a sought-after Finnish guitarist and record producer. Both have released critically acclaimed solo-albums.
Artist’s website: http://www.sarah-janesummers.com/
‘Spike On A Bike’ – live: