Colored 2LP-Set with Etched D-Side / Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available
After the success of their previous collaboration Skuggsjá (2016); Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) are now following it up with an imposing new piece entitled Hugsjá. The word Hugsjá means to see with, or within, the mind – and it reflects the idea that one's mind has the potential to see further than the eyes can reach. By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, the duo invites you on a vivid journey – exploring the distant history and traditions along coastal Norway.
Hugsjá was first commissioned by, and performed at, the Bergen International Festival in 2017, as part a series of concerts named Nordvegen ("the northern road"); inspired by local history and traditions in each of the places visited. The Nordvegen concerts created an acoustic and intimate basis for the grandiose commissioned work, Hugsjá. The piece received its world premiere in Bergen's premiere concert hall Grieghallen, and ultimately the material was recorded and became this full-length album.
Produced by Einar Selvik, Ivar Bjørnson and Iver Sandvik (co-producer of Enslaved since 2010) and mastered by Tony Lindgren (Fascination Street). Gatefold colored 2LP-set with etched D side and printed inner sleeves.