“Irrepressible” is a word that springs to mind when describing Norway’s Psychedelic Prog Folk Rockers TUSMØRKE who will be back in October of this year with “Intetnett”, which will be their third, and quite possibly, final, album directed towards a younger audience.
But whether their albums are aimed at children or adults, TUSMØRKE are never content to just entertain, something they do consummately well, they also want to remind their audience of old, long-forgotten histories, and on “Intetnett” this is exactly what they do, with a fascinating mix of subjects ranging from artificial intelligence, to advancements in technology, to the Singularity, and, of course, ancient Mesopotamian gods.
“Intetnett” tells the story of two evil scientists who plant a self-teaching system onto the computers of an unsuspecting school. The system is called Intetnett, and, via the use of electronic impulses, it takes control of an ant colony living in the school kitchen. Needless to say, it also soon takes over the minds of pupils and teachers alike. The minds of everyone, that is, except for a technophobic Norwegian teacher, a substitute teacher without login info, and a small group of pupils.
With the world slowly sipping into a totalitarian nightmare where no one thinks for themselves, no one dreams anymore, and human culture itself is in peril, there is someone who is missing the humans! Down in the deepest depths, the old Mesopotamian gods are fading due to the lack of human attention, and they want to help humankind to regain its freedom. But the only thing that can stop Intetnett is technology from a bygone era – in other words, Magic! Thus the Norwegian teacher, the substitute and the children are given instructions on how to summon a Golem, a creature of legend that will be able to confront, and hopefully defeat, Intetnett, thereby pulling the plug on the dangerous computers.
And, as an introduction to the album, Karisma Records have today released the track “Den nye tida”, which can be downloaded or streamed from a variety of services via orcd.co/tusmorke_den-nye-tida
“Intetnett”, which Karisma Records will release on the 7th October is actually comprised of two original musicals “Intetnett” and “Når Enden er Golem”, which were written for, and first performed at, the Aktivitetsskolen Nordstrand in 2017/2018.
With artwork by the legendary Norwegian artist Thore Hansen, “Intetnett” features a whopping total of 21 tracks and will be available in CD, Digital, and Limited Edition White Vinyl formats, the latter of which will come with a 12-page lyric booklet.
Tracklisting as follows:
- Satt i system 12. Den nye tida
- Det beste for budsjettet 13. Synth-etisk
- Han er litterær 14. Kunstig uintelligens
- Varslerduett 15. Gudenes krig
- Vikaren 16. Verdensarvingen
- Jakelstigen 17. Enki Dumuzi Absu (CD only)
- Vi drikker ikke melk 18. För flommen
- Vi er elever 19. Enkis sang
- Maurenes Jenka 20. Golem
- Undringstimen (CD only) 21. Kontakten brytes
- Kunstig Intelligens
TUSMØRKE’s lineup on “Intetnett” includes Benediktator (bass, vocals, guitars, synths, percussion, whistling), Krizla (flute, vocals, piano, synths, percussion) and HlewagastiR (drums). It was recorded at Det Ytre Rommet, Holy Space! and the Nordstrand Skole.
More information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/