It’s been 16 years since the last album from Norwegian Progressive Folk band Lumsk last released an album. They began working on this album not long after they released “Det Vilde Kor,” and the first recordings started as early as in 2009. However, life came in the way and since then they’ve been working on “Fremmede Toner” on and off until they finished it in 2022. This is a highly anticipated return and a huge step forward for Lumsk.
Purchase and Stream the album here: https://link.darkessencerecords.no/Lumsk_Fremmede-Toner
“Fremmede Toner” takes its name from a collection of poems by Norwegian author André Bjerke and his translations of the most famous poets in Europe and North America like Nietzsche, Goethe, Swinburne etc. This record is based on some of these poems and the idea to compose music to the Norwegian versions, and then try to mirror these songs using the original poems. The songs are not the same, but in a way similar. Musically, Lumsk continues on the path which earned them international recognition in the past; A unique blend of metal and Nordic Folk music bound in rich textures and clever arrangement, this time delivering their most varied and intriguing album to date.
Lumsk‘s seven-piece lineup includes Mari Klingen on Vocals, Siv Lena Laugtug Sæther on Violin, Eystein Garberg on Guitar, Roar Grindheim on Guitar, Espen Warankov Godø on Keyboards, Espen Hammer on Bass, and Vidar Berg on Drums.
Mixed by Rhys Marsh at Autumnsongs Recordings, and mastered by Arnstein Fossvik at AudioMaster, “Fremmede Toner” is Lumsk‘s most varied and intriguing work to date, demonstrating how the band’s unique blend of metal and Nordic Folk music melds together with rich textures and clever arrangements.
“Fremmede Toner” is released in CD, Double LP and Digital formats and is now available to order from:
1. Det Døde Barn
2. En Harmoni
4. Under Linden
6. Dagen er Endt
7. Das Tode Kind
8. A Match
10. Under der Linden
11. Da Veilschen
12. The Day is Done