Martine Kraft is an acclaimed Norwegian artist. She combines her traditional nordic sounds with raw power and haunting, dreamlike soundscapes. This is a brand new folkrock sound!
As well as being a virtuoso on the hardingfiddle, Martine is a talented composer with a unique voice.
Martínes music has through the years appealed to all ages and to every continent of the world. Her spellbinding melodies and enchanting sound has become her trademark in both her live appearances and in her releases, where she combines expressions from all over the world. Through her instruments and mysterious voice Martíne has a unique ability to create deep emotions in the communication with her listeners. Her music has been described as a fusion of nordic-, celtic-, balkan- and american-folkmusic with a classical touch; - a nordic worldmusic /symphonic folk.
Martíne delivers highly appreciated pieces to both pictures and theaters. She has been performing her own compositions internationally, for more than fifteen years. Her main instrument is the Norwegian hardangerfiddle which she treats with virtuos care. However, the keyed harp and different kinds of flutes are also the source of several melodies. These instruments contribute and add character to her songs, as her talent expresses itself in various ways. Martíne also works as a studio-musician and is hired by different studios.
Not since Griegs “Into the hall of the mountain king” has anything as mysterious and powerful been delivered from a Norwegian artist.
The Newspaper of Trondheim
Martine amazes with a crystalline and warm voice. Great sensitivity that takes her to
compose an eternal music.
NAU NUA Art Magazine
With her lushly layered instrumentation and ice-chip vocals, Kraft merits comparison to fellow Nordic musician Björk, minus the twee twaddle and artsy drift.
Rick Levin, Eugene Weekly
One of the most powerful, dynamic and musically exiting bands ever to grace the Faerieworlds Stage.
Robert Gould. Producer Faerieworld LLC
Det er en kraft i Martines musikk som ikke unngår å gripe.
Griper tidsånden i norsk folkemusikk.
Trine Skei Grande
"For å si det rett ut: HERREMÅNE! Martine Kraft med band kan ikke beskrives, det må oppleves. For en energi. For en stemme. For ei fele, for et band. For en OPPTUR!
Karianne Arntzen, Egersund Visefestival
Andetakande huldremusikk! Dette er musikk frå både folkedjupet, sjeledjupet og ovdjupet i
den norske kulturen.
Lars-Toralf Storstrand, forfatter og journalist
En fantastisk musikalsk reise bygd på norsk folkemusikk krydret med drivende
instrumentale og vokale innslag.
A little rock, a little folk... and a whole lot of excellent!
Jeg har latt meg bergta, det er ingen kunst å anbefale Martine Kraft på det helvetesvarmeste.
Norway Rock Magazine