Za Frûmi

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A.k.a "Simon Kölle and Simon Heath"

17544 plays, 105 songs on radio, from Sweden

Za Frûmi is melodic mood music from a dark fantasy setting. Centered around a wayward group of orcs, and their adventures in deep forests and mysterious castles. Deep flutes, rythmic drums and atmospheric ambience combine to grant enthusiasts everywhere a unique experience.


Influenced by the Uruk-Hai and their language, the artists started the project now known as Za Frûmi. "Za shum ushatar Uglakh" is the first album from Za Frûmi and is quite different from the normal fantasy inspired albums out there. Using theatrical dialogue and spoken entirely in orcish, the album tells the tale of a clan of orcs caught in their struggle against a mighty vampire lord. A translation of the dialogue is included in the booklet, so those who do not know orcish (and most people don't) still know what is happening and what the orcs are saying as the storyline progresses. One year later Za Frûmi released chapter two of their Saga and the story continued about the clan, this album was recieved with open arms by the fantasy, black metal and ambient scenes. After that album Za Frûmi released an instrumental album, a musical journey through the legends and myth of Za Frûmi.

Official site: waerloga.com/zafrumi

Comments

tzonarin 11 September, 2010 at 07:10 1

I'm really not sure what people thing is so good about Za Frumi, but in my opinion, I could make better music in my garage, beating on trash can lids and screaming Klingon death chants, while sneezing and flatulating. The random crunching sounds and beastly grunting has but one redeeming quality - bathroom break - with the volume muted.

brijam 29 November, 2010 at 07:29 1

Could you create two stations?

Some people like this, but to me and probably many others it ruins your station to play stuff like this.

I'd much prefer a station with music from fantasy movie soundtracks without sound effects, voices, clanging swords or especially garbled orc voices.

Martin 16 May, 2011 at 12:59 3

Very good. I love Za Frûmi.

Truthseer

Truthseer 10 August, 2018 at 17:43 0

You know, I think one of their themes is actually rather poignant: The orcs, a common enemy in RPGs, who are generally seen as arrow fodder and mere stepping stones to bigger foes. But they are set upon by vampires, and actually makes you sympathize with the orcs' plight and see them as something more than mere level-up meat. But the story really never comes across to me with the music. A bizarre mix of sound effects, menacing voices, and seemingly disjoint themes. There are certainly bits and pieces that reveal true musical talent. But other times I'm just perplexed at what is being conveyed.

Pinwheel

Pinwheel 15 January, 2019 at 12:47 0

A fantasy music station needs to include something like dark this. But Za Frûmi's music is very conceptual and, from the point of view of a listener, the group's heavy dependence on sound effects tends to clash with the other, more tuneful, tracks played here. I'm sure their music works well within the context of an album but for the station's playlist, it seems to me it'd be better to chose tracks that create the mood with music alone.