Teitur - Stormy Weather (Teitur Lassen/Nick Woodbridge)
From the album "Let the Dog Drive Home" (2011)
Label: Playground Records
Teitur's website: teitur.com.
The Faroe Islands located between Scotland and Iceland is a self-governing country under the sovereignty of Denmark. The islands are populated by approximately 50,000 people, including Teitur Lassen (1977). Since his debut in 2003, Teitur has released four albums and his career and reputation as songwriter, musician and vocalist have constantly grown.
Perhaps under the influence of his cultural background in those isolated islands, it seems as if Teitur studiously avoids superfluous and disturbing elements in his artistic attitude. His cultural background seems to have led to a certain kind of clarity in both music and lyrics.
Teitur - DALI CD Vol. 3
"Stormy Weather" is no stranger to the rugged, rocky islands and the typical transition from calm and pleasant to something quite the opposite is what this track is all about. Teitur's crisp vocal and distorted guitar are among the musical ingredients that bring the windswept landscape to life.
The crystal clear sound, deep bass notes, potent dynamics and amazingly wide and deep soundstage paint a vivid picture of the enormous forces of nature so frequently experienced in the North Atlantic. Forces that make anyone feel small and humble – even artists like Teitur!