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WARDRUNA - Norwegian Folk Ensemble Reissues Debut Album In North America Via Indie Recordings

Norwegian dark/folk ensemble Wardruna just reissued their mesmerizing debut full-length, Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga, in North America via Indie Recordings. Originally released in 2009, Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga serves as the first release in the band's stunning Runaljod trilogy, a musical rendition of the twenty-four runes in what is often referred to as the "elder futhark". Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga incorporates some of the oldest of Nordic instruments such as primitive deer hide frame drums, kraviklyra, tagelharpe, mouth harp, goat horn and lur, poetic metres and lyrics written in Norwegian, Old Norse and Proto-Norse tongue. Some of the recordings are captured outdoors or under circumstances of significance to each rune while other sources of sound like trees, rocks, water and torches are used. All of these elements are carefully woven into a rich musical landscape and complemented with whispering voices, melodic song and mighty choirs. Although Wardruna's sound shares characteristics with music typically labeled as folk, world and/or ambient, none of these genres can accurately describe their unique style. It truly must be experienced. Music from Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga is featured in the soundtrack to both seasons of The History Channel's Vikings series. Album can be purchased at this location. Link