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Heilung: Medieval Norse Folk Music

25 Jan

For 4 months straight i listened to nothing but 60s and early 70s jazz (McCoy Tyner, Alice Coltrane, and Joe Henderson will now be lifelong love affairs). Then i switched to psy-trance (really like Mothership Loudspeakerz) but this week my jam is Norse folk music.

They use authentic instruments: everything is something that would be available in the Viking Age. The lyrics are taken from ancient Viking and Iron Age texts, and their live show evokes a ritual.

There’s a whole movement of bands like these. Wardruna is another , as is Osi and the Jupiter. It’s a nice rabbit hole to fall down and i thought i’d share.

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Posted by on January 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Heilung: Medieval Norse Folk Music

  1. Lukas

    January 25, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Check out Omnia, they do some really neat stuff, too. Or Faun or Waldkauz, for the local (german) niche.

     

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