July 2006: Strange Fortune Newsletter: Verdandi, Fire + Ice, Top 10 2006A Strange Fortune Update July 2006
summer greetings from a 93 degree New England. Strange Fortune has some cool musical ideas to help get you through the scorching month of July.
GEM OF THE MONTH: VERDANDI
Strange Fortune's Gem of the Month for July 2006 is _North Country_ by Verdandi.
An American pagan neofolk duo is released on Fire + Ice's Fremdheit label. Verdandi is the talented vocals of Alice Karlsdottir accompanied by acoustic instrumentation by Paul Fredric, along with guest players such as Ian Read and Annabel Lee of Blood Axis.
Listen to a one minute sample of this gem & decide for yourself at
Verdandi / North Country
_North Country_ is an import in stock & available to order at a special price of just $15 & shipping at Strange Fortune.
CLASSIC OF THE MONTH: FIRE + ICE
Also available now is _Hollow Ways_ by Fire + Ice.
The second Fire + Ice album is a long unavailable neofolk treat featuring Current 93 members Joolie Woods & Michael Cashmore, and produced by Simon Norris of Death in June's _But What Ends When the Symbols Shatter_.
Listen to a one minute sample of this classic at
Fire + Ice / Hollow Ways
_Hollow Ways_ is a German import in stock & available to order now for just $16 & shipping at Strange Fortune.
TOP TEN 2006
Presenting Strange Fortune's top ten favorite albums of the first half of 2006.
miss any of these strange & exquisite delights? Why not take a free taste of them now...
10. Gruntsplatter / The Aberrant Laboratory
9. William Basinski / The Garden of Brokenness
8. Volcano the Bear / Classic Erasmus Fusion
7. Neither Neither World / Invisible Angel
6. Harvest Rain / Night's Glow
5. Procer Veneficus / Ghostvoices
4. Richard Moult / The Secret Joy
3. Coil / The Ape of Naples
2. Tor Lundvall / Empty City
1. Current 93 / Black Ships Ate the Sky
(top spot is a tie, but we can't keep making Tor #1 every time or you might not believe us!)
All the top ten are in stock now & ready to enrich your music collection and your life.
Collect em all at Top Ten Albums at Strange Fortune
NEW RELEASES AT STRANGE FORTUNE
William Basinski / The Garden of Brokenness / $13
Der Blutharsch / When Did Wonderland End? CD+DVD / $22
Der Blutharsch / Live at the Monastery / $16
A Challenge of Honour / Seven Samurai / $14
Current 93 / Black Ships Ate the Sky / $15
Current 93 / Sleep Has His House / $13
Death in June / Burial / $16
Death in June / The Guilty Have No Pride CD+DVD / $22
Des Esseintes / Mondo Macabro / $12
Fire + Ice / Hollow Ways / $16
Gruntsplatter / The Aberrant Laboratory / $14
In Gowan Ring / The Twin Trees / $13
Kristoffer Nyströms Orkester (Megaptera) / Brakehead / $12
Legendary Pink Dots / A Dream Is a Dream Is a Dream DVD / $14
Little Annie / Songs from the Coal Mine Canary / $13
Melek-Tha / The Decimation World / $14
Nurse with Wound / Shipwreck Radio Volume Two / $22
Othila / Continents / $14
Reformed Faction of Zoviet France / Vota / $15
Verdandi / North Country / $15
Volcano the Bear / Classic Erasmus Fusion / $14
various artists / Judas Kiss Presents Past, Present and Forever / $13
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