Thursday, January 22, 2009


after years in the making, my friend einar has finally gotten his first solo cd out on the streets. in fact, it is so fresh, i haven't heard the finnished result myself yet - but i've followed the composing progress close enough to say that much of this is pure magic.
the cd is the first in a trilogy, interpreting the runes; the old norse alphabet as well as a magical system. this is how he presents his project:

Sowing New Seeds, Strengthening Old Roots

Wardruna is a Norwegian musical constellation set out to explore and evoke the depths of Norse wisdom and spirituality. Musically Wardruna has its main focus on the cultic musical language found in the near-forgotten arts of galder, seidr and the daily acts of the cultic life, mixed with impulses from Norwegian / Nordic folk music and music from other indigenous cultures.
Recordings partly take place outdoors at locations relevant to the different runes. The instruments we use are mainly old and historical instruments, such as deer-hide frame drums and ceremonial drums, mouth harp, clove / hoof rattles from deer and goat, bone flute, goat and cow horns, Hardanger fiddle and bowed lyres. More unconventional inputs like trees, stones, water, fire etc. are also employed to enhance the nature of the rune being ‘portrayed’.

(more can be read at

no music videos has been made yet, but enjoy this - especially the female vocals that come creeping up your spine...
congrats, einar! i'm proud of you!

1 comment:

NeMe said...

Hi, I just spent an hour or so reading your blog; I will definitely be back for more! Greetings from a fellow-pagan Transilvanian :>


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