Vinyl Double Album
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Item no. : BNM029LPB
Product type : Vinyl Double Album
Release Date : 05 November 2021

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Re-issue of Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s - “Skuggsjá” with completely renewed artwork and full lyrics with English translations!

When renowned musicians ENSLAVED guitarist/composer Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik – the mastermind behind WARDRUNA (who gained attention far beyond the world of music for their contributions to the score of the acclaimed ‘Vikings’ TV-series ) join forces, the outcome is far too easily dismissed in advance as a “super project”...

Yet with SKUGGSJÁ the two Norwegians have clearly not only successfully combined their musical handwriting, but the sum of the duo’s craft is more than its already outstanding parts, both add sonic expressions to the other’s sound which enhances their excellent songwriting into something new. Harsh metal guitars effortlessly connect with ancient instruments and the emerging intricate patterns are reminiscent of the intertwined, whirling and deeply fascinating Viking age animal styles translated into songs. The result is a richly evocative sonic tapestry for the mind to wander on and create images of a long gone past without any misplaced nostalgia...

‘Skuggsjá’ was originally conceived as a commissioned piece of musical work written by Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik. The arrangement was performed by ENSLAVED and WARDRUNA as a concert piece in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution at the Eidsivablot festival in Eidsvoll, Norway on September 13th, 2014.

The growing desire to present SKUGGSJÁ to a broader audience led Bjørnson and Selvik to record their work in its entirety. The word “Skuggsjá” translates to “mirror” or “reflection” in the Norse tongue.

By highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past, SKUGGSJÁ speak of the history of Norway and reflect aspects from the past into present day. Using metal instrumentation as well as some of Scandinavia’s oldest instruments and poetry in Norse and Norwegian, ‘Skuggsjá’ represents a fusion between past and present, both lyrically and musically.

1. Intro: Ull Kjem
2. Skuggsjá
3. Makta Og Vanæra, For All Tid
4. Tore Hund
5. Rop Fra Røynda - Mælt Fra Minne
6. Skuggeslåtten (instrumental)
7. Kvervandi
8. Vitkispá
9. Bøn Om Ending, Bøn Om Byrjing
10. Outro: Ull Gjekk
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