Various Nordic Roots 2

Twenty-two performances make this anthology a great way to experience the Nordic folk revival — there is music here from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. In addition to the traditional skills, championed by artists like Norway’s fiddle maestro Anon Egeland, this atmospherically sequenced program features exciting examples of contemporary club grooves like “Vengeance” by Sweden’s Garmana who blend sample loops, synthesiser and violin into a compelling goth performance. Nordic Roots 2 offers excellent value to broaden and enrich any music collection. (Northside)