Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sume - "Sumut" {Greenland} [1973] (prog/psych)

Perhaps this is one of the most known 70s Greenlandic band outside of Greenland. However their first album still protects its mystery and in my opinion their first album is their best. 

Somewhere it says "Sume's LP was an overwhelming success. In a very short time it was sold nearly 10,000 times to Greenland's 50,000 inhabitants. However, while Sume was the face of the old Greenlandic Renaissance, the people's rediscovery of their own culture and the grafting of that culture on to the wild beast of Rock'n'Roll, Nuuk Posse represents the new Greenland. Modern (and hyper-modern) as Nuuk Posse sound, they carry the traditional Inuit culture to a new generation -- for example old Greenlandic drum dance recordings have been sampled on their latest CD. Along with Nuuk Posse, other artists like Ole Kristiansen, Iisaavaraq Petrussen and the rock band Inneeruulat are experimenting to combine tradition with modern music. But from limited knowledge, it would seem that Nuuk Posse is leading the pack at present.

Artists such as Issarnerit and Sume sang about Inuit identity and made themselves present at many political gatherings. In 1973 Sume was actually the first Greenlandic band to release an album with Greenlandic songs in Greenland. The title of the album was ‘Sumut’ which translates to “where to” as a reference to what the future of Greenlandic people and language should be. According to an interview done by Karen Mohr Sokkelund with Karsten Sommer, the first person to produce and record Greenlandic music, “One of the goals of the project was to preserve the musical interest and musical life of a small country with a small number of people who speak their language.

Sumut’ was in fact a trend-setting album that inspired generations of young people to produce music in their own language in conjunction with a movement towards establishing a government-Home Rule-which is independent and functions primarily in Greenlandic. Now, young people see beyond their local borders and aspire to create music that can also exceed them."
..read more here

Nye tiDeR..
Ode tiL HeimaeY..

Enjoy!

21 comments:

nahavanda said...

http://lix.in/-391e4e

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Paisley Panties said...

There seems to be something wrong with this file.It unstuffs fine and all of the mp3s show up in the folder, but when I try to put it in my iTunes, only 3 mp3s(the first 2 and another)load. I can't open the others from the folder, either. I downloaded it from 4 file sharing servers and the same thing happened each time.I'm really sad because it seems like an excellent album. Help!

Menthol Frogo said...

Oops...

Try to reencoder the files, with no tags. Best if mp3 to wav to mp3 again.

You can use DPPower to do it or any other software.

Get luck,

Menthol Frogo said...

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/

ZaXXoN said...

Just rename the files to remove the special characters that are used for the language in question.

I am sure that will solve your problem.

ZaXXoN said...

Just rename the files to remove the special characters that are used for the language in question.

I am sure that will solve your problem.

Anonymous said...

Re: "but when I try to put it in my iTunes, only 3 mp3s(the first 2 and"

Could be a few things, but I guess a combination of nordic letters and also an "/" has sneaked its way into the tags.
That said, could be your setup too.

Anway, here is a retagged version with no nordic letters and "/"

And about iTunes <-- Foobar rocks.

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http://lix.in/-3cd932

Paisley Panties said...

Thanks for all the help, folks. I tried renaming the files in the folder, but the same thing happened--and the ones that worked loaded into iTunes with their old names! Tried downloading the file that was supposedly retagged and didn't see any foreign characters in the tags, and the same thing happened. Tried to turn them into wavs in Easy Wav, but it wouldn't scan the file. So, I don't know.

ZaXXoN said...

I will pass these files to my friend tomorrow who also uses I Tunes and see what happens to him.

So it is likely to be the day after tomorrow (Friday) when I get further information.
BesT Wishes.

Anonymous said...

I played around with the files and was able to convert all of them using Sound Studio on my Mac. All I did was open each up in Sound Studio and then save them as mp3s replacing the existing files.


tomatodon

Anonymous said...

I played around with the files and was able to convert all of them using Sound Studio on my Mac. All I did was open each up in Sound Studio and then save them as mp3s replacing the existing files.


tomatodon

Leila said...

Thank you so much!
I thought it'd be impossible to find this one!

Leila said...

thank you so much!
I thought it'd be impossible to find this one!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much!
I thought it'd be impossible to find this one!
;D

Anonymous said...

Thanx!
Hallo

Anonymous said...

where did you get this, what codec was used because it will NOT play without recoding it and the LOSS that incurs, it is not the nordic characters, it is apparently the codec used to compress it, an mp3 should not have to be recoded to wav and back to play unless it was ripped with some crappy software

bc

Steven K said...

Tomatodon:

Is the Sound Studio software available for the PC? If so, is there a way to download it for free?

Steven

Anonymous said...

Yeah, something is really wrong with these files. ID3 tag-it cannot solve it, and all available versions of this album on the net seem to be the same. Did anyone figure out a way to fix it without recoding (and thereby incurring significant loss)?

the Savage Hippie said...

Hi.
http://www.mediafire.com/?x9shahy98yctxan
You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Hi.. Sume - Persersume .i'm looking for this album...please help me...

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