Candlelight Records / Soulfood
9. November 2007 (GER)
STUNNING RELEASE FEATURING IHSAHN (MASTERMIND OF EMPEROR) AND NORWAY’S PREMIER TRADITIONAL FIDDLIST.
This recording is a collaboration between the musicians IHSAHN, STAROFASH and GRIMEN in a musical category that the band have labeled ‘Hardingrock’. GRIMEN presents folk tunes on the Norwegian national instrument the Harding fiddle, the text and melodies are based on Norwegian mythical tradition, arranged and recomposed in a modern form with influences from Heavy Metal, Classically inspired Electronica and Folk. An experimental project where folk tunes are thematically broken down and expressed in a new rhythmic and harmonic form with guitars, piano, keyboards, percussion, recitation and song.
‘It has been a great experience to work with such a fine musician as Knut Buen (GRIMEN)’, says Heidi S Tveitan, front woman of Starofash. ‘The Process has been challenging in terms of us having to workwithin the tonality of Norwegian Folk music, and to make non-rhythmic music into ‘rock’ N roll rhythms’.
‘Even though the elements the three of us brought to the table were very contrasting, I think we’re all very pleased with how it came together,’ says IHSAHN. ‘The material provided to us by Knut is a huge part of Norway’s cultural treasure, and I think the album defiantly is a worthy development that rocks’.
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