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Hildegard Von Bingen

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Indie Music album by Garmarna

What happens when a raucous Scandinavian folk band armed with strings, acoustic guitars, and percussion rearranges the music of a 12th-century nun and updates it with modern electronic backdrops? Why, you getGarmarna'sHildegard von Bingen, a surprisingly … see full wiki

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A New Genre: "Hypno-Bunk"

  • Mar 4, 2010
There's a market these days for mysticism, especially erotic mysticism written by a Medieval nun in ecstatic Latin. If the nun tiptoed a fine line between heresy and sainthood, all the better! Hildegard von Bingen, unlikely as it sounds, is marketable in these times, when so many people are terrified of humanity's scientific shadow and unable to accept their miniscule place in time and space. The philosopher Spinoza had one answer for them, but many find Hildegard more comfortable, especially when updated with a techno-punk synthesizer riff and the omnipresent duple-time pulse of pop percussion.

Yes, this IS a CD of the words of Hildegard von Bingen, sung in Latin by Emma Härdelin and backed by the guitars, fiddles and percussion of the Swedish group Garmarna. Swedish folk-pop may not be everyone's flask of akvavit, but in the past Garmarna has cut some bewitching, especially on their CD "God's Musicians". I sincerely hope they produced this travesty out of sheer opportunism, hoping to cash in on the vogue for Hildegard. If they were serious, I have only one question: Why?

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Hildegard Von Bingen
Label: Northside Records
Artist: Garmarna
Genre: Indie Music
Release Date: September 4, 2001
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