Wardruna release their acclaimed album "Runaljod - Ragnarok" as a Picture Disc Gatefold 2LP, out on May 21st! It is the third installment in a trilogy of albums that began with "Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga" (2009) and continued with "Runaljod – Yggdrasil" (2013).
In short, the ambitious idea behind the trilogy was to create musical interpretations of each of the twenty-four old Nordic runes. It proved to be a lengthy and challenging task. Some of the material on the album even date back to 2003 and the early stages of the project, when multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Selvik started to develop the genre-defying sound and style that Wardruna have become known for. It is a contemporary sound, but one that is characterized by the use of old and historical instruments like Kraviklyra, taglharpe, goat horns, birch-bark lures and more. The vocals range from whispering voices to melodic song and mighty choirs. All performed with sincerity and conviction
"Runaljod – Ragnarok" was written, recorded and produced by Einar Selvik from 2003 to 2016 at his own Fimbulljóð studio.
4. MannaR - Drivande
5. MannaR - Liv
Release date: May 21st, 2021
Label: By Norse Music
Media type: 2LP Picture Disc, gatefold
Genre: World Music / Folk
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