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Kurbeats – Folktronica

Free Music | Downtempo, Organic | September 29, 2013 | Released by  | Posted by Basilisk

Kurbeats – Folktronica
01 - The Noid
02 - Mono/Poly Wants A Cracker
03 - Molaren
04 - Perineum #1
05 - Sub Serum
06 - Lemming Leisures
07 - Phony Pony
08 - Perineum #2
09 - Celestial Lights

Kurbeats AKA Yggdrasil (Andreas Lingbrand and Mathias Eriksson) and Event Horizon present Folktronica, the mutant child of Scandinavian folk music and electronica. With this release the duo continues the story that began with Prose Edda, Yggdrasil’s debut album, only this is the true beginning—giving you what Prose Edda merely hinted at. This album sets out to discover a new path, blending acoustic instruments and joik (a traditional Sami style of song) captured in the Kurbeats studio with digitally rendered soundscapes created by Andreas and Mathias. Backed by Scandinavian tradition and with their roots deep within the electronic music scene this album, Kurbeats takes you on a journey from a shaman’s tent through the cosmos and back into the heart. Hold on to your seats, here we go!

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  • Chiller says:

    A real gem… Thanks guys!!

  • Mindphaser says:

    Bought this earlier this year, it`s brilliant album, highly recommended.

  • Excellent music!!! <3 _ <3 totally recommended!!!

  • Claudio says:

    This is a musical creation of high quality. Do not miss it.

  • Halun says:

    I’m listening to the 1’st track right now, and i felt urgent need to come here and give 100/5 stars. Amazing work, real piece of art!!!

  • Shaman Flux says:

    Utterly Wonderful! Keep it up!

  • Jüri says:

    Also bought it on release. Great to see it here, it deserves a wider audience.

  • Outovalo says:

    Beautiful <3

  • Niklas Eriksson says:


    Ff you like this, check out this live video of Kurbeats with full band from the releaseparty in Gothenburg.

  • Paul Eye says:

    Also bought this on CD when it was released. Album of the year, no discussion :)

  • We bought this album when it first came out. It’s phenomenal. Crazy sounds, amazing melodies, fun time signatures. This album is one of the best psy albums in years.

  • goaTree says:

    hats off gentlemen, beautiful music, really enjoyed the time signatures used here

  • Psygnosis says:

    Something very special indeed ;)

  • RedShadow says:

    Simply astonishing…
    Thanks for sharing this masterpiece!

  • SideFX says:

    The first is epic.

  • jura says:

    Beautifulllll Uma verdadeira Odisséia.

  • Helix says:

    Wow! This is a phenomenal album, I love it.

  • MisterX says:

    Wow. I’am speechless. The best album i heard the last years. I love it so much.

  • M says:

    Wow. Shpongle could learn a thing or two from these guys.

  • @SpaceRabb1t says:

    What a superb album!! Amazing creativity and insane quality! Really enjoy listening to it.

  • Petike says:

    Top10 stuff. “This is the beat of the year” :-)
    Thanx for sharing

  • Leprechaun says:

    Really excellent work,people. Iìm trying to think of a way to describe it; psyche-prog-space-folk-rock!

  • Psyolopher says:

    Truly amazing!!! ! woah!

  • Oberon says:

    wonderfull !!
    thans for sharing such masterpieces for free! :))

  • Xhanturas says:

    This release is so amazing, nothing short of breathtaking.. WOW! I like every song on there. Perfect, thanks for creating such amazing music!

  • Psycomatose says:

    Was skeptical what i was about to listen to, or if I would like it, but was very pleasantly surprised. Awesome music.

  • sadhu says:

    nomnomnomnom mmm mm

  • Psyolopher says:

    This album is absolutely amazing, original and speaks deep to my soul as a Nordic!
    Great sound.

  • TomNoise says:

    Yggdrasil as always! top of the class :) Thank you

  • Nuno says:

    Killer álbum, congratulations!!the best regards from Portugal.

  • Henk Mul says:

    Sceptical at first, but WOW…. Instant classic, isn’t this a secret Shpongle album? Quality = 10/10. Amazing

  • Konvndrvm says:

    Phenomenal piece of work. Fun for the whole litter. -J

  • Shr00max says:

    This is just great! I’ve been looking for something like this qute a while. I was hooked with the first track. Thanks for this gem :)

  • Kevin says:

    Very beautiful!!! I love it! :)

  • Abstructure says:

    Interesting stuff. I love this.

  • IronSun says:

    Wow, this is mind-pleasing music ascending to the next level. Together with through the after-life THE downtempo-surprise of the year for me… Free music is reaching ever-higher modes of quality in production and vision and this piece definitely belongs to the absolute highest there are.

  • Flux says:

    I , didnt feel anything unusual.

  • LaughingBuddha says:

    Great music.. love to hear some more of them!!

  • Arturoo says:

    absolutly masterpiece of soundeginering biutefull fusion of styles album of the year for 2013 for me thanks for this great music to listen to….

  • alkabong8888 says:

    I can’t count how many times this music has pulled me out of a potential bad mood. Love love love LOVE it. Absolutely nothing short of brilliant!

  • dino says:

    This is an epic album. Thank you guys for sharing it for free, big respect!

  • makus says:

    this is amazing.

  • edvin says:

    underbart att ni valde att slæppa detta underbara album genom denna underbara platform før underbar musik. andreas o mattias, ni ær underbara! :)


  • soma_junkie says:

    This a brilliant album. Definite contender for my favorite downtempo release from Ektoplazm this year. My favorite track is Lemming Leisures. But the whole thing is wonderful, and a great experience. For those who compared it to Shpongle, it’s not a bad comparison, though it more reminds me of the old Celtic Cross stuff, but I think actually this is better, for my tastes at least.

  • decihex says:

    I like the way this creeps up on you and takes you away to your special ambient place.

  • Iliyan Petrov says:

    Piece of art.

  • ozmos says:

    Holy amazeshitballs. This music is just the shit. Like radioactive sandwich on dmt. Goddamn. Sorry for all the cursing.

  • EnigMachine says:

    Was amazed after listening.
    Most of my friends i showed it to didn’t like it at first, but every one of them got faszinated after hearing it a few times. :D
    It really is a gem, and absolutely worth downloading.
    listen, relax and enjoy. ;)

  • Definitely one of the best chillout i’ve heard !
    Thumbs Up! ;)

  • S.PIERCE says:

    MAGIC & SHAMANIC!)))))))))) Очень стильно и окультно…

  • Manjara says:


  • T. Pramoda says:

    I’m so glad that I found you. Fantastic album!

  • Pavel Axentiev says:

    Pure ethnic Saami music + Shpongle imitation = Kurbeats. Should’ve stopped after the 1st track.

  • iridium says:

    Евреи вам пудрят мозги ,создавая у вас в уме дикие примитивные культурные формы а ля канибалы в африке ,а потом с такими идиотами -обезьянами легко договорится о чём угодно им ничего не нужно они кроме бананов.
    Упаси вас провидение от такой музыки.

  • Nymphomania says:

    You know, to my ears this is similar to but actually better than Shpongle, because for Shpongle the ‘world music’ angle was always a novelty, or a gimmick, or something they did to see if they could, to try and unify cultures… but here the ‘folk’ is the real thing, there is real substance and melody and there is no dividing line between these sounds and the electronics. It’s a perfect fusion and there is no cheese to be found anywhere. It’s gorgeous, emotionally deep music and I cannot stop listening to it. 5/5

  • end user says:

    Wow this is an awesome album.

  • disprosio says:

    theory of destructive electronic beats molecules into a new brand sounds!!

  • David Beer says:

    Thank you so much a for a pleasssssurable journey and a wonderful new perspective!

  • Jonas says:

    Wow, this really captures the emotional depth (the seriousness, sadness, bitter-sweetness to my subjective mind) of the folk music, and takes it into whole other dimension together with the electronic/tribal genre. Here, besides other things, I hear the electronic genre giving the atmosphere to let the folk music “live” within.

    This is done with real respect to both genres of music. I have heard folk-music mixed into modern genres before, but usually it doesn’t become symbiotic. In this album the both genres actually add to each other, opening another dimension.

  • Ranjan says:

    mind blowing …i am addicted to this original art music

  • asal says:

    the first one is the best song i ever heard

  • Arborean says:

    Favourite downtempo release from the last few years. Much listened….

  • Yuriy says:

    Wow this is a BEAUTIFUL album!!! I’m definitely going to listen to this whole masterpiece of an album many many times!

  • Mrs.Krobb says:

    Kurbeats have been clearly a lot inspired of Shpongle and even Hallucinogen, Kurbeats may even not exist without their music which was already a success in their time and still now. You may love one without loving the other but let’s put things in their right place. Anyway, I love the three of them for different reasons, nice discover here.

  • Julian says:

    *Definitely **not** the best album I’ve listen to on ektoplazm , but yet it has a good sound. Track one is very good though.

  • Blue_Sun says:

    This album has so much soul, it puts me into another world that I can’t wait to return to. Thank you for your fantastagasmic slice of the verse my friends!

  • Les says:

    Different style to their previous, and I love it just as much. Big thanks to artist and Ektoplazm

  • cosmic rays says:

    man its really fantastastic…excellent…

  • Abhijeet says:

    this is a very powerful music…it takes you from the shamanic place to the door of heavens…and explains the ups and downs in life’s journey…amazing work..

  • Sergpot says:

    A truce masterpiece. No need to say more. Thanks Ektoplazm!

  • Adolfo Lazaro says:


  • Sounds Kits says:

    I discovered this album a few days ago, it sounds really good, I love how each instrumental sounds, they are very well produced and mastered.

  • Vero André says:

    Muy interesante trabajo. Tiene una musicalidad entre melódica e hipnótica. Con ciertos detalles instrumentales que le dan un estilo natural. Selestial Lights es la mas linda del album.

  • Vero André says:

    Muy interesante trabajo. Tiene una musicalidad entre melódica e hipnótica. Una aproximación explorativa que va avanzando hacia el ritmo… con ciertos detalles instrumentales que le dan un estilo natural. Selestial Lights es la mas linda del album. Pero en su conjunto es una apuesta diferente que vale la pena escuchar.

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