Karisma Records releases new single from prog rockers Jordsjø’s upcoming album. – Karisma Records

Fans of Norwegian Prog Rockers JORDSJØ who are eagerly awaiting the release of “Pastoralia”, the band’s third full-length album, have been offered another glimpse into what to expect with the release of a new single from the album.

Titled “Mellom Mjødurt, Marisko og Søstermarihånd”, the single can be downloaded or streamed from a number of digital platforms at:

https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/Jordsjo_MellomMjodurt-Marisko-og-Sostermarihaand

JORDSJØ’s Håkon Oftung  gave us some idea of how the track came about, and the inspiration behind it:

The concept of “Mellom Mjødurt, Marisko og Søstermarihånd” came to me when I was cycling around the eastern part of Norway, near the Swedish border.  It  was written in the summer 2020 on Karlsøy, a small island northwest of Tromsø in northern Norway. Through the music, which is built around two main themes that are connected to each other by three different musical intermezzo, I tried to capture some sort of lyrical snapshot of each of three places that are very dear to me. Åsa Ree contributed with both the doubling of the lead vocals and with some beautiful backing harmonies.

In  the tradition of some of last centuries’ best Nordic rock, JORDSJØ’s duo of multi instrumentalist Håkon Oftung (TUSMØRKE, BLACK MAGIC) and drummer Kristian Frøland, meld Progressive rock with interesting melodies, whilst giving the whole a Folk-inspired twist.  And, for  “Pastoralia”, they have  produced an album that is a musical journey that travels from minimalist mellotron passages to a full on rock tempest, and which sees JORDSJØ moving  further into jazzy, progressive, musical landscapes.

Thematically, the album is based on dreams, a longing for freedom and the fictional place “Pastoralia”, where every day is like tropical nights in Northern Norway, where the forest people dance around campfires. 

Joining the duo on “Pastoralia” are a number of guests including Ola Mile Bruland (ACTIONFREDAG), Håkon Knutzen, Vilde Mortensen Storesund, Mats Lemjan, Christian Meaas Svendsen and Åsa Ree (MEER, TUSMØRKE, WOBBLER).

Recorded and produced in its entirety by JORDSJØ between March and November 2020, in the basement of Bjørnerød Gård  in Våler, Østfold and with artwork by  Sindre Foss Skancke, tracklisting for “Pastoralia” is as follows:

  1. Prolog
  2. Skumring i Karesuando
  3. Mellom Mjødurt, Marisko og Søstermarihånd
  4. Pastoralia
  5. Fuglehviskeren
  6. Beitemark
  7. Vettedans
  8. Jord III

Set for release on Karisma Records on the 7th May, “Pastoralia” will be available in CD, Digital and black Vinyl formats as well as in a blue Vinyl version which will be limited to 600 copies.  It is now available to pre-order from the following:

Webshop: www.karismarecords.no/shop
Bandcamp: jordsjo.bandcamp.com
US Webshop: karismarecords.aisamerch.com 

More information about JORDSJØ can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jordsjoe

A video for the track ” Hulderheimen” from JORDSJØ’s self-titled 2015 release:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jordsjoe/
Bandcamp: https://jordsjo.bandcamp.com 
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no 
Karisma Records contact: post@karismarecords.no  
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords 
Karisma Records Bandcamp: https://karismarecords.bandcamp.com 
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor 
Karisma Records Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/ 
Karisma Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords 
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records 
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

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