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JORDSJO - Jordsjo (2 CD)

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JORDSJO - Jordsjo (2 CD)Collection of songs from 3 early cassette releases - plenty of flute, guitars and vintage synths!
Format: CD / Cat No: KAR150CD / Released: 07/09/2018

Track Listing: CD 1: 1. UK Original / 2. Hulderheimen / 3. Ogion / 4. The Goddess (of Light) / 5. Bilder fra en Skog / 6. Hekseskogen / 7. Postludium

CD 2: 1. Mine Templer I / 2. Den Klaustrofobiske Masken / 3. Svarthelleren / 4. Under Aurora B. / 5. I Atuans Gravkammer / 6. Betula Obscura / 7. Se Valinors Lamper! / 8. Fugløykallen0 / 9. Solina, Min Dronning / 10. I Momos Trädgård

More information: Jordsjø is a prog band from Oslo, Norway inspired by old horror movies, German 70s synth music, Swedish prog, fantasy novels and Norwegian nature. They released three cassettes before releasing their first “proper” album “Jord” in March this year. This 2CD release is a collection of all the songs from these three earlier cassette releases: “Jordsjø”, “Jordsjø II” and the split release with Breidablik, “Songs from the Northern Wasteland”.

This 2CD set contains plenty of nods to older (especially Scandinavian) prog. There’s an underlying theme of alienation, roots and dreams – with an organic and dynamic sound which gives associations to 70s prog, with traces of electronic music and folk. Plenty of flute, guitars and a vast array of vintage synths - resulting in a warm and vintage sound, while still sounding fresh and interesting.

Most of the instruments are played by multi-instrumentalist Håkon Oftung (Tusmørke, Black Magic), with drummers Kristian Frøland, Martin Nordrum Kneppen (Wobbler, Tusmørke) and Tore Flatjord.

Guest artists: Håkon Knutzen (guitars) and Vilde Mortensen Storesund (vocals).