We have another new song to share from the forthcoming double album Vieilles Caniques et Nouvelles Caniques from Stanley Brinks aka André Herman Düne, he is joined by the Norwegian folk collective The Kaniks, this time stripped back to a two piece of fiddle and banjo, ‘The Old Time Kaniks.’ Listen to the lovelorn You Broke My Heart below
This double album of modern-day folk tales of love, loss and mischief, was recorded during the same period as ‘Turtle Dove’, on a remote island outside the small town of Egersund in south-west Norway. Over the course of a week of midnight sun, midnight swims and midnight beers on their isolated rocky island, they lived and worked in the only building there, the now-unmanned mid 19th century Vibberodden lighthouse.
Originally planned as two separate albums, the fact they were recorded on consecutive days, with the same band, it felt natural to present them as a double.
Thematically, apart from the titles – ‘Vieilles Caniques/Nouvelles Caniques’ ‘Old Kaniks/New Kaniks’ – there are some subtle differences between the two, a little more heartbreak and longing on the first, the second, lyrically a touch more content or resolved, something transitional in the life of SB maybe…though there’s plenty of songs about drinking on both too…!
So possibly, the recording of ‘Old’ followed by an evening partying through the night in the lighthouse with André, transformed to the (bleary eyed/sore headed) ‘New’ the following morning!
Brinks is renowned for his unique anti-folk style: both playful and suggestive, insightful and entertaining. His mastery of storytelling, presented in both English and in French on these albums, brings us to the heart of the free-spirited world of Brinks’ life as a touring musician.
His fondness for calypso and the unusual provide the perfect foil to The Kaniks, whose folk instrumentation and country and bluegrass influences take this double album to a joyous place Brinks hasn’t been before in his extensive back catalogue.
Vieilles Canieques / Nouvelles Caniques is released 6th January 2016 via Fika Recordings
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