- Video #1
The frontmen of the Estonian talharpa revival: Neozombie/postfolk duo Puuluup direct the vibrations of the horsehair strings of the talharpa through effect blocks and a looper. The talharpa is a bowed harp that has been popular in Northern Europe since the early Middle Ages and was played on the western Estonian islands until the beginning of the 20th century. Puuluup approaches the bowing technique and repertoire of the talharpa in a playful way, borrowing and mixing motives from different musical traditions. Puuluup sings about food, sports and strange trees - in Estonian, Russian, Finnish and unknown languages. The band has won several national awards, including the Best Ethno/Folk Album title at the Estonian Music Awards 2019.