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Andrew Cronshaw: The Unbroken Surface of Snow
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Andrew Cronshaw: On the Shoulders of the Great Bear 
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Latest release:

Cloud Valley CV2014

SANS is the quartet of multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cronshaw, the great Finnish singer Sanna Kurki-Suonio, multi-instrumental reeds player Ian Blake, and Tigran Aleksanyan, Armenian master of his country’s heart-rendingly voice-like reed pipe, the duduk.

Andrew Cronshaw  electric zither, fujara, marovantele, kantele
Sanna Kurki-Suonio  voice
Tigran Aleksanyan  duduk
Ian Blake: bass clarinet, soprano sax

 Formed by the musicians who made Cronshaw’s most recent CD, The Unbroken Surface of Snow, SANS is an instrumental and vocal combination not found in any other band in the world, in which the four members draw deeply on their different but remarkably compatible traditions including the ancient Karelian songs that became Finland’s Kalevala, the sweeping melodies of Armenia and English folk-song. They combine to make a genuinely new music of extraordinary beauty, intensity and fluidity in which each performance is a new creation. So the band’s debut CD SANS Live was recorded live, on its December 2013 Flanders tour. 

 See the SANS web pages for more info and tour dates, and SANS on Facebook.

1. Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään - I went out on a summer's night
2. Omenankukka - Apple flower
3. Peter Pan
4. Tuuli - Wind
5. Waiwanen walitan waikiast' - I weep for my sins
6. Äiti ja meri - The mother and the sea
7. Äiu, äiu

(SANS's 2014 UK touring and CD are supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England)

SANS Live is available direct here from Cloud Valley  - please click one of rather garishly imperative 'buy' buttons below -
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Digital releases
All the CDs on Cloud Valley are also available as digital downloads via iTunes and other legal online sources. But we'd much prefer you to buy the physical CDs; that way you get the whole, rather nice, package, the way it was originally designed. The Andrew Cronshaw albums that were made for Topic and Waterfront are also released digitally.