Eccentric and Prolific are two adjectives that perfectly describe Norwegian Psychedelic Prog Folk Rockers TUSMØRKE who are ready to release their third album in twelve months. Titled “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1”, it will hit the streets on the 30th November on Karisma Records.
As a taster, the band have released a single taken from the album. The track, “Kjentmannen” can be streamed and downloaded at https://karismarecords.lnk.to/kjentmannen
Being a band that moves fast, there is so much of TUSMØRKE’s material that gets left out, either through lack of space or lack of studio time, therefore, as the “vol 1” part of the album title suggests “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” is the first part of a series of compilations that feature songs, demos, outtakes and curios that didn’t QUITE make it onto TUSMØRKE’s albums themselves.
It is also a concept album that explores the rich history and mythology of Norway’s capital city Oslo. Vardøger are premonitions that precede an actual event. Utburder are infants who are abandoned in the woods at birth and whose haunting cries reverberate eerily through the night . So here you have the album in a nutshell – the signs of things to come and the sounds of the unwanted.
With artwork by the renowned Norwegian artist Arne Bendik Sjur, tracklisting for “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” as follows:
- Skattegravere i Grefsenåsen
- Gamle Oslo
- Djevelen fra Oslo
- Akers Akropolis
- Alvene i Oslo
- Gamle Aker Kjerke
“Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” will be available in CD, Digital and Limited Edition vinyl formats. The first LP will be released on transparent orange vinyl (limited to 700 copies) with a 4 page lyric booklet and an A2 poster, and is now available to pre-order in all formats from https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/album/osloborgerlig-tusm-rke-vard-ger-og-utburder-vol-1
As well as the upcoming releases, TUSMØRKE, who are known for their offbeat sense of humour, are treating fans to a new video for a track from their previous album “Fjernsyn i farver”. Directed by Aleksander U. Serigstad, the video, for the track “Tøyens Hemmelighet” is even more amusing and out there than their previous forays, and sees the intrepid band members being lured into the Oslo Botanical Gardens by a mysterious figure who goes by the name of Zatek.
The video can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/EvhRlAFxQG0
Featuring members of WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR, TUSMØRKE’s lineup fields an almost dizzying variety of instruments, and is comprised of Benediktator on Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion, Krizla on Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion, Dauinghorn av Jordsjø on Clavinet, Hammond, grand piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and additional flute, and The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas on Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3, William de Blaise on harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble, and HlewagastiR on Drums and percussion.
TUSMØRKE’s next live appearance will be at the Haugaland Progfestival, Norway on the 3rd of November.
They will also be celebrating the release of “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” with two shows supported by SAMMAL and BISMARCK.
30 November: Røverstaden, Oslo
01 December: Inside, Bergen
More information about TUSMØRKE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/