Her first album for Minneapolis-based Scandinavian music label Northside, Boine appears to be newly enthused, with fellow Norwegian and highly acclaimed keyboard and production innovator Bugge Wesseltoft on hand to create a new sound full of her passionate and otherworldly vocals that move into evocative arrangements tinged with jazz influence and electronic programming.
Avoiding the pitfalls of electro-acoustic cross over music Boine and Wesseltofts musicianship lifts this album well beyond the realms of new age cliché. Using a mix of languages, both traditional vocalese non-verbal sounds and modern vocal styles she creates a mesmerizing blend of expressive sounds with her voice.
Conjuring the icy atmosphere of a wind whipping across mountain tops Boines elemental approach to her music on the expansive Mu Váibmu Vádjul Doppe is typical of her unique mix of indigenous and modern sounds. Able to access the power of 20th century protest songs while adding the ethereal elements of jazz courtesy of Jan Garbareks haunting sax that matches Boines overwhelmingly emotive vocals the effect transcends categorization to become a precious elemental force.
Despite the modern production techniques used here its Boines Sami roots that keep a warm beating heart at the centre of this album traveling the musical tundra of the wilds of northern Scandinavia. The bluesy Duottar Rássi shows another side of her abilities, while the lengthy Silba Várjala is at the centre piece of this stunning record. With atmospheric sounds and samples layered next to Boine's voice, with floating wails of guitar, and the bubbling electro beats all create an utterly individual musical world.