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Sans are a unique, dramatic new quartet comprising zither-playing multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cronshaw, Armenian duduk master Tigran Aleksanyan, multi-instrumental reeds-player Ian Blake and the great Finnish singer Sanna Kurki-Suonio, all of whom appear on Andrew's new album "The Unbroken Surface of Snow".

Andrew Cronshaw (UK) - zither, marovantele, fujara, ba-wu etc.
Sanna Kurki-Suonio (Finland) - vocals
Tigran Aleksanyan (Armenia) - duduk
Ian Blake (UK/Australia) - bass clarinet, soprano sax etc.


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  • "Unfolds, seduces and ultimately mesmerises"
    Tony Hillier, The Australian
  • "Ochre was already a masterpiece, but The Unbroken Surface of Snow is a musical paradise on earth"
    Marius Roeting, New Folk Sounds, Netherlands
  • "Stunningly beautiful"
    Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3
  • "Deep, unfolding music... and like snow itself, it falls silently and accumulates additional weight and resonance with repeated listening"
    Lee Blackstone, Rootsworld, USA
  • After its release in October 2011 the album The Unbroken Surface of Snow featuring all SANS musicians spent three months in the top 10 of the World Music Chart Europe.
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  • "Delicate, haunting... glacial"
    Robin Denselow, The Guardian
  • "Absolutely exquisite"
    Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio Scotland / BBC Radio 3
  • "The music is sparse, glacial and utterly beautiful, with a wide, panoramic sense of infinite space; you will happily lose yourself again and again in the title track, a far northern wilderness transformed into sound"
    Tim Cumming, Songlines

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Cloud Valley
Released: 2015

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The Unbroken Surface Of Snow
Cloud Valley
Released: 2011

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