Can Elvis Presley or B.B. King suddenly start to sound in a Faroese manner?
The answer is YES! They certainly can, if their music heritage gets covered by the main bluseman of the Faroe Islands Uni Debess.
Recently he released a new full — length album called "Regards to the Roots Vol.1", on which the musician synthesized and carefully remade 11 of his life — time favorite songs. After being processed through Uni's world outlook, all those well — known hits found a light, transparent reverie, that's definitely not typical for that genre. As a matter of fact, the entire album is no less, than a pleasant journey, to which you get brought by a flood of a soothing, almost meditative sound, where narrative part, that at the time was catchy for an audience of stuffy bars with a smell of cigarettes and cheap alcohol, doesn't matter anymore... because instead of it you get a breath of fresh air. Soft, hazed colors of Faroese landscapes, chilly foggy mornings and a coziness of tiny houses huddled on the cliffy mountain slopes — these are my personal associations with the album. And those pictures of the mountains and the forever moody ocean, which keep popping on to my mind, when I'm listening to Uni's new CD, are so vivid, that they make me want to pack my suitcase and get a ticket back to Torshavn immediately. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ read further⬇️⬇️⬇️