Immortal Tradition out 14th of January!


Immortal Tradition is a collection of dances that were fashionable in the 1800s; such as polka, mazurka and maanitus, that have now in true spirit of the 21st century evolved into massive festival thunder. Explosive elements have been borrowed from the metal tradition of today, whereas the melodies drew their inspiration from dance repertoires that were present, and partly still are, in the Finnish and Border Karelian regions.

Somehow Ritva Nero manages to play folk music that sounds like metal performed by a folk music ensemble. It’s a bit weird and perfectly wonderful. 

Roppongi Rocks

Definitely something very different, and definitely something very enjoyable. 

The Moshville Times

In the darkest corner of the room, you can hear music in the air
– a trepatska tune that has always cried out for double-kicks accompaniment.

Trepatska is a dance that has been improvised by bowed lyre and kantele players right up to the beginning of the 20th century. Finnish ethnomusicologist A. O. Väisänen recorded Karelian trepatska and many other forms of dance music improvisation such as maanitus with the phonograph in his expeditions to Karelia and Aunus. Väisänen published the tunes he had collected in 1928 in his book Kantele- ja jouhikkosävelmiä. Around a hundred years later, Trepatska Thrasher was inspired by those pieces.

If we call music an art form there are some artists who really know how to prove that in big spotlight. As a person who really loves experiments in music, especially with folk elements, Ritva Nero and their album “Immortal Tradition” is my piece of cake.

ANĐELA MILUNOVIĆ / Abaddon Magazine