Norwegian Prog Rockers JORDSJØ are back with “Nattfiolen”, an album filled with acoustic guitars, flutes, tape echo, analogue synths and Hammond organ. Warm and dreamy, “Nattfiolen” reflects the band’s longing for a simpler life close to nature, and an imaginary past where life is centered around music.
And today Karisma Records have released a single from the album that perfectly illustrates the folk-inspired Symphonic Prog, one could almost say Forest Prog, that typifies JORDSJØ’s musical output. The single, for the track “Stifinner” can be streamed or downloaded at https://orcd.co/stifinner
Led by multi-instrumentalist Håkon Oftung (ex-Tusmørke), JORDSJØ was formed in Oslo in 2014, and is a band that draws its inspiration from old horror movies, German 70s Synth music, Swedish Prog, fantasy novels and Norwegian nature. So much so, in fact, that when, just over a year ago, JORDSJØ first spoke about “Nattfiolen”, they referred to it as “a kind of Intermezzo that will explore more deeply the mysticism that surrounds the forest”.
“Nattfiolen” is the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed debut “Jord”. Recorded and mixed in JORDSJØ’s own studio, “Nattfiolen” is mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel, etc.) at the Dude Ranch Studio.
With cover art by Sindre Foss Skancke and band photos by Anne-Marie Forker, track listing for “Nattfiolen” is as follows:
03. Solens Sirkulære Sang
05. Mine Templer II
06. Til Våren
Set for release on the 24th May in CD and digital formats, “Nattfiolen” is now available to pre-order from the following: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/jordsjo/
More information about JORDSJØ can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jordsjoe/
A video for the track ” Hulderheimen” from JORDSJØ’s 2015 release can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/F-kRpbd0kGI