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'Vieilles Caniques et Nouvelles Caniques'   

-  Label: 'Fika Recordings'
-  Genre: 'Folk' -  Release Date: '13th January 2017'

Our Rating:
Stanley Brinks, aka André Herman Düne, is a man who loves women.

Practically all the songs on this double album, and there are 26 of them, find him idolizing the fairer sex in a lascivious but respectful manner.

The extent of his one track mind is such that things inevitably get repetitive although alternating between two languages - French and English - does help break the monotony.

These are tunes, old and new, left over from his Turtle Dove album recorded over two consecutive days on a remote island in South West Norway. His backing band - The Kaniks - are the same as for that record although stripped back from six to a two-piece of fiddle (Erlend Aasland) and banjo (Christer Rossebø).

Those familiar with any of Brink's prolific output will know what to expect - a breezy anti-folk style and a tongue in cheek humor. Here, one could also define the genre as a cross between calypso and cajun.

As ever, the stress is firmly on the sweet over the bitter when it comes to loves lost or found.

All the tunes sound as if they were written and played while under the influence of good wine (or beer) which helps to fire the emotions and drown the sorrows.
  author: Martin Raybould

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BRINKS, STANLEY & THE OLD TIME KANIKS - Vieilles Caniques et Nouvelles Caniques