Real Ones “Breathe” – in-out, that’s the way

Norway’s folk band Real Ones formed in 1994, originally as a pure folk band but over the years have expanded their sound incorporating sensibilities from pop and rock, with clear inspiration from world music and from modern electronic music.  Their new single ‘Breathe‘ comes from the Real Ones’ new album ‘Love Your Mother‘ which has an ecological concern (we’re talking Mother Earth here).   In keeping with this theme the band took a radical step on the recording Ivar Chelsom Vogt explains “It’s organic, it’s natural, mostly recorded live in the studio and mostly about nature and how to live during an ecological crisis.  We had two dogmas: 1) no synthesizers. If we felt we needed something similar, we’d record clay flutes, bought when we were in Mexico in 2006. And 2), if electric guitar, no amp, just plugged into the mixer”.

Real Ones are: David Chelsom Vogt – violin, vocals, keyboards, Ivar Chelsom Vogt – guitar, vocals, keyboards, Jørgen Sandvik – guitar, vocals, sitar, banjo, Øystein Skjælaaen – bass, backing vocals, Kåre Opheim – drums, backing vocals.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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