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Eesti Ekspress – “The album speaks to old and bearded Finntroll fans and young blossoming folklorists alike”

"I believe that the growlingly manly, yet exquisitely composed folk rock of the eponymic debut album, staying true to its ...
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Record of the Week – “Riffarrica’s roaring riff folk”

It’s not hard to imagine Kulno Malva crashing his instrument through the wall after some particularly turbulent accordion sessions, like ...
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Riffarrica’s new dual single represents the rougher side of the new album

A dual single « Island of the Winds of Hatred » / « Duel » will be out on the 1st of March, to ...
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Maris Savik (Rockphoto Studio)

New name RIFFARRICA

Kulno and Kristjan – ex Duo Malva & Priks - have renamed their band to describe their music better. The ...
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Review in “Musicreviews.de” 05.2018

"Estonian duo Kulno Malva and Kristjan Priks -  in short Duo Malva & Priks – are real accordion and bagpipe ...
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Inventive production with inventive music

Enjoyably metatextual “Paunvere Poiste igavene kevade” (The eternal spring of Paunvere boys), written and directed by Urmas Lennuk, premiered on ...
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Review in “inMusic” 12.2017

So evolve fascinating sound ornaments, moods and northern rhythmscapes that resonate in the ears. Simplicity, minimalism and fondness of primal ...
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Review in “Rootstime” 11.2017

“Accordion, vocals and percussion create a sound that you’d never associate with just two musicians – with a little help ...
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Wordplay with English word massive and Estonian mässiv (entangling)

“The title of the new album by Kulno Malva and Kristjan Priks is apparently a bilingual wordplay with English word ...
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Review in “Global Music Magazine”

If Malva and Priks had a plan to play Estonian folk music in unplugged-rock version, then their debut album „Mässiv“ ...
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In terms of freshness of sound, novelty and timeliness, there aren’t any worthy opponents

“Duo’s well composed, thick and electronically seasoned tunes are the best thing in Estonian contemporary folk music scene so far, ...
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Men are not the weaker sex after all

"Kulno Malva and Kristjan Priks showed us that men are not the weaker sex after all. Just two men with ...
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