With unique consistency and precision, four individual voices blend together in unique entity Kraja has created their own musical universe; meditative, touching and poetic, which has enthralled audiences as well as critics. After over 12 years together on stage, three full-length redords and a Swedish Grammy, Kraja has become iconic and one of the most successful Swedish folkmusic bands on the international music market.
The vocal quartet Kraja is something as unusual as young veterans of Swedish folksinging. After the debut CD in 2005 and the follow-up in 2008, with a repertoire mainly consisting of traditional Swedish folksongs in their own arrangements they chose a new direction on the latest CD ”Brusand hav”. On this CD all the music is composed, produced and arranged by themselves. What remains is the foundation in traditional music and the harmonies and sounds that have become characteristic of Kraja and which have enthralled listeners from far and near.
Lisa Lestander – vocals
Frida Johansson – vocals
Eva Lestander – vocals
Linnea Nilsson – vocals
“Gratitude is what I feel when I listen to Kraja’s new album. These four singers are simply getting better and better. This time they have composed music to lyrics by other writers and this takes their music to a whole new level. Vocals as clear as a bell, beautiful arrangements and, as a finishing touch, stylish guest appearances by Jonas Knutsson, Petter Berndalen and Chilean guitarist Nano Stern. Simply amazing!”
Peter Ahlbom, Spelmannen
“Kraja is nordic sound in concentrated form… Kraja just stand there, a capella, and deliver four part singing with a perfection of form beyond comprehension. Four sharp, rippling voices without the least friction.”
Mikael Strömberg, Aftonbladet
“It’s so sensitive, so stylish and with such convincing, almost extraterrestrial expertise. Their harmonies are shimmering, sparkling and irresistible – they switch easy and in a natural way between elegance and dynamics. I knew since before that Kraja was really, really good. Despite that fact, I am completely knocked out from hearing the album Under Himmelens Fäste.”
Tommy Granlund, Östran