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by Shaman

Shamániac is the second and final studio album by the Finnish folk metal band Shaman, before they changed their name to Korpiklaani. The album has been produced by the Shaman frontman Jonne Järvelä and Samu Ruotsalainen, the drummer of the Finnish folk metal band Finntroll.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mu Sieiddi Beales Mun Gottan (Kanöhta Lávlla / Álihasta / Mu Sieiddi Beales Mun Gottan)
17:33 $0.99
2. II Lea Voibmi
3:30 $0.99
3. Shamániac
4:10 $0.99
4. Jalla
4:44 $0.99
5. Sugađit
8:28 $0.99
6. Duoddarhálti
4:49 $0.99
7. Vuola Lávlla
2:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Shaman was the second incarnation of Korpiklaani, formed in 1996 which is notable for the heavy use of original native Sámic music elements and lyrics in Sámi. The band's music was based on the folk music of Shamaani Duo.[5] The most widely used elements are the shamanic drum, yoik and humppa. Besides yoik, the vocals vary from clean to rather aggressive growling.

The musical style of Shaman is quite distinctive, especially in the slow songs, due to its entrancing atmosphere created by the monophonic, "narrow" synth sound making the deep contrast to the spacious sound of the acoustic guitar, the shamanic drum and yoik singing.

The first recording released under the name of Shaman was the demo single Ođđa máilbmi (New World in Sámi). The video clip shot for the song featured a wolf breaking free from its cage and running into the forest. Besides the single CD the song was included on the band's first full-length album Idja (Night in Sámi, 1999) as well.

The band released another album, Shamániac, in 2002.[4]



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