Studio discography of Garmarna, a Swedish folk rock band. All albums besides Hildegard von Bingen are .flac; Hildegard von Bingen is 192 bitrate .mp3.
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Garmarna was founded in 1990. Stefan Brisland-Ferner, Gotte Ringqvist and Rickard Westman were inspired by old Swedish music, which they had heard in a theatre. They began searching for old tunes and instruments. After a year of playing together, Jens HÃ¶glin joined the band on drums.
In 1992 the band recorded their first EP. They thought that female vocals would provide a contrast to the dark mood of their music and invited Emma HÃ¤rdelin, a long-time friend of the band, as the guest vocalist on the EP. She officially joined the band in 1993. The debut EP sold well in Sweden, and helped the band tour in Scandinavia.
On the album Vittrad, the band decided to add samples and sequencers to the mix. In 1994, Omnium released Vittrad in the USA, with English translations of the old songs.
Garmarna started a long German tour and released the album Guds spelemÃ¤n in 1996. The album sold well in Sweden and was reviewed favourably internationally.
In 1998 Garmarna did a series of concerts in churches in the North of Sweden presenting their interpretation of the medieval works of Hildegard von Bingen, together with actress Felicia Konrad.
In 1999 the band released their third album VedergÃ¤llningen. The album's production leaned towards rock and trip-hop, the atmosphere of the music being more obscure than in previous albums.
Following VedergÃ¤llningen, the band returned to the studio to complete the full-length Hildegard von Bingen album, which was released in 2001. The tracks in this album are based on the compositions of 12th century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen,