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girl in red - I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY (2024)

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girl in red - I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY (2024)

girl in red - I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 187 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 65 MB
27:51 | Alternative Pop | Label: Columbia

I'M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! is the eagerly anticipated sophomore album from Norway born, and Oslo based singer-songwriter, girl in red. This 10-song album chronicles the artist's last two and a half years with honesty and wit, and a willingness to play around with her music. With I'M DOING IT AGAIN BABY!, girl in red is building her music into something "more ambitious, and more exciting, and more idea-driven." Exploring themes like confidence, criticism, self-esteem, and vulnerability, girl in red produced the album with frequent collaborator Matias Tellez.

Lucifer Was - En Fix Ferdig Mann (2024)

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Lucifer Was - En Fix Ferdig Mann (2024)

Lucifer Was - En Fix Ferdig Mann (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 278 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:43:36
Progressive Rock | Label: Apollon Records

“This early 70's Norwegian band played together for years without ever releasing an album; that is, until label Record Heaven heard about them in the late 90's and convinced them to re-record songs they had played live at the time. We can now enjoy a collection of highly energetic, raw and aggressive 70's power rock recorded with pristine modern technology. The band's material is reminiscent of BLACK SABBATH, URIAH HEEP, early SCORPIONS and JETHRO TULL, albeit a very manic TULL as the flutes battle it out savagely with pounding guitars. “En Fix Ferdig Mann”, their 8th album, and the very first sung in their native Norwegian language. And just as their fellow rockers from Norway, Arabs In Aspic, did with their 2017 album “Syndenes Magi” (also on Apollon) they pull out a very impressive and unique album whilst singing in Norwegian, arguable their masterpiece.

Enslaved - Frost (1994)

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Enslaved - Frost (1994)

Enslaved - Frost (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 357 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Viking Metal, Black Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Osmose Productions ‎(OPCD 025)

An important release for the extreme music subgenre of Viking metal, Frost represented a sizeable creative leap for Norway's Enslaved. After only a few years of existence, several record labels, and a few member changes, Enslaved had settled into a bit of a groove on this 1994 release. Bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson leads the way with plenty of throat splitting call-outs to various Norse gods and apocalyptic battle descriptions, while Ivar Bjørnson (guitar, keyboards) and Trym Torson (drums) plow through plenty of destructive riffs of their own. The music oscillates between spooky, plodding keyboard intros to black metal so fast and furious, barely a beat or melody is descernable. Highlights include the relatively decipherable "Fenris" and the slow, dissonant "Yggdrasil," but in general, all the tracks on Frost bear enough of a resemblance to make this 1994 release a fine black metal listen…

Lars Fredrik Frøislie - Fire Fortellinger (2023)

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Lars Fredrik Frøislie - Fire Fortellinger (2023)

Lars Fredrik Frøislie - Fire Fortellinger (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 108 Mb | 00:46:56
Progressive Rock | Label: Karisma Records

Debut solo album from Wobbler’s Lars Fredrik Frøislie! Fitting perfectly into the 70s prog-rock tradition where the keyboardist makes a solo album between the band albums, this is music Frøislie has been doing, mostly alone, during the pandemic. Had it not been for the pandemic, much of the material would probably have ended up on a new Wobbler album - but then run through the Wobbler grinder and with English lyrics. In other words, this is unpeeled and raw, as spontaneous as possible without going through too many rounds of processing. Trying to preserve the impulsive - much of what you hear is improvised, and one-takes (preferably with playing errors and piano strings that break and the like). Trying to preserve the human aspect to a large extent, avoiding click tracks, auto-tune, MIDI or too much technology. Expect lots of old analogue keyboards such as cembalo, Mellotron, MiniMoog, Yamaha CP70 and Hammond organ.

Burzum - Umskiptar (2012) [Reissue 2018]

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Burzum - Umskiptar (2012) [Reissue 2018]

Burzum - Umskiptar (2012) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 416 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Post-Black Metal, Neofolk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Satanath Records (SAT231)

Varg Vikernes is once again wasting no time getting new music out into the world as Umskiptar is now the third album since his release from prison in 2009. While both Belus and Fallen were powerful examples of atmospheric black metal that harkened back to the early Burzum material, Umskiptar finds Vikernes moving away from that sound and diving into avant garde and Bathory styled viking metal.
That's not to say that there aren't some similarities here to the previous two releases. Varg likes to stretch out the atmospheric passages, sometimes for a tad too long, and the plodding tempos here on a few tracks, especially on "Alfadanz" sound a bit familiar…

Burzum - The Ways Of Yore (2014) [Reissue 2018]

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Burzum - The Ways Of Yore (2014) [Reissue 2018]

Burzum - The Ways Of Yore (2014) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Neofolk, Dark Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Satanath Records (SAT233)

Varg Vikernes made his name as one of the Norwegian black metal scene's more notorious figures early on, involved not just with the extreme music of Mayhem and other black metal groundbreakers, but also with church burnings, murder, and time spent in prison for his crimes. This is all old news to anyone familiar with Vikernes and his one-man project Burzum, a musical entity that shifted from early black metal darkness into progressively more and more ambient territory. With 11th album The Ways of Yore, Vikernes continues the foray into European medieval music that he began with 2013's Sôl Austan, Mâní Vestan. The album's inherent gloom comes not from the burning hatred and isolation that fueled earlier Burzum albums, but conveys the same intensity through its use of chant and traditional instruments of early Norwegian folk music…

Grete Pedersen, The Norwegian Soloists' Choir - Veni: Songs of Christmas II (2022)

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Grete Pedersen, The Norwegian Soloists' Choir - Veni: Songs of Christmas II (2022)

Grete Pedersen, The Norwegian Soloists' Choir - Veni: Songs of Christmas II (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 264 Mb | Total time: 56:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2511 | Recorded: 2021

December is a time of anticipation. We wait and we hope - veni, come! The songs on this album encompass many nuances and moods - from joy and jubilant celebration to deep melancholy and longing. They move between folk tunes, English carols and traditional Christmas songs from different times and parts of the world, between Bach and Ives, Bulgaria and Norway. Several of the songs refer to the passing of the year, the cycle of nature and rhythms of daily life: lullabies for peace of mind and comfort, and songs about surrendering ourselves to the unfathomable and unknowable in the midst of our everyday concerns: the stars will always shine in the sky - and dawn will come.

Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen - Sigurd Lie: Songs, Vol. 2 (2023)

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Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen - Sigurd Lie: Songs, Vol. 2 (2023)

Marianne Beate Kielland & Nils Anders Mortensen - Sigurd Lie: Songs, Vol. 2 (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:02
Classical, Vocal | Label: LAWO Classics

The songs on this release – volume 2 – continue the chronological list from volume 1.The album begins with the remarkably special cycle Wartburg, encompassing an enormous range of singing pathos. The text by Theodor Caspari has to do with Wartburg Castle, with its sweeping history. Martin Luther sought refuge there from May 1521 to March 1522. Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia resided there from 1211 to 1228, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the castle several times, and, notably, the famous "minstrel contest" at the castle was an inspiration for Wagner when he composed his opera Tannhauser. So it is not so unusual that Theodor Caspari was also inspired by the castle's history and reputation when he wrote his Wartburg texts.

Mari Boine - Gula Gula - Hør Stammødrenes Stemme (Remastered) (1989/2023)

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Mari Boine - Gula Gula - Hør Stammødrenes Stemme (Remastered) (1989/2023)

Mari Boine - Gula Gula - Hør Stammødrenes Stemme (Remastered) (1989/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 MB
43:15 | Folk, Nordic, Sámi Music | Label: By Norse Music

Exclusive re-issue of Mari Boine’s legendary album “Gula Gula”!
For more than 30 years, Sami-Norwegian folk pioneer Mari Boine has brought indigenous culture to the forefront of folk and world music. She condensed her visions of cultural and environmental activism in her lengendary album Gula Gula, carrying the flame of the Norwegian Sami culture. Originally released on her own label and later by Peter Gabriel's Real World Records, "Gula Gula" won Mari her first Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy Award) in 1989.
For this exclusive By Norse re-issue set for release in December 2023, the original recording tapes from 1989 were located and two previously unreleased tracks from the Gula Gula studio sessions were discovered. The two songs have been mixed by the original producer Tellef Kvifte, and the full album remastered by Robin Schmidt.
This edition includes the authentic producer notes, and the artwork was re-envisioned by the original designer Madla Hruza.

Lise Davidsen - Christmas From Norway (2023)

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Lise Davidsen - Christmas From Norway (2023)

Lise Davidsen - Christmas From Norway (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 198 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:18
Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca Classics

Lise Davidsen, the most in-demand soprano in the world right now, announces the release of her new album, ‘Christmas From Norway’ via Decca Classics on 10 November 2023. Lise’s forthcoming album presents a delightful and personally-selected collection of traditional Norwegian Christmas music and classic festive favourites, spreading the warm glow of the Scandinavian Christmas spirit. For this album, the soprano draws inspiration from the classic albums of iconic predecessors on Decca Classics, such as Kirsten Flagstad and Birgit Nilsson. The album features beautiful arrangements drawn from the label's archive, originally made for such legendary singers as Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, and Renée Fleming.

Jordsjø - Salighet (2023)

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Jordsjø - Salighet (2023)

Jordsjo - Salighet (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 263 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 98 MB
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Karisma Records (KAR259CD)

Jordsjø is a duo from Oslo, Norway inspired by Scandinavian folklore via jazz to early British prog. Following in the tradition of some of the best Nordic rock from the last century, Jordsjø manages to meld progressive rock with fantastic melodies and a folkish twist.
"Salighet" is the band’s fourth proper studio album. Seven new tracks, making up what has to be one of the greatest prog albums of 2023. Here, Jordsjø continues their musical journey in the heights and abysses: With "Salighet" they explore different forms of ecstasy through compositions and lyrics. Be it in the shape of dance, a mountain hike, a fairytale, religious pondering or other kinds of inner travels, in a colourful symphonic folk-rock sound…

Jordsjø - Salighet (2023)

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Jordsjø - Salighet (2023)

Jordsjø - Salighet (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 253 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:42:35
Progressive Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Karisma Records

Jordsjø is a duo from Oslo, Norway inspired by Scandinavian folklore via jazz to early British prog. Following in the tradition of some of the best Nordic rock from the last century, Jordsjø manages to meld progressive rock with fantastic melodies and a folkish twist.

Tord Gustavsen - What Was Said (2016)

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Tord Gustavsen - What Was Said (2016)

Tord Gustavsen - What Was Said (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 183 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Folk Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 2465)

After three fine quartet albums that culminated in 2014's excellent Extended Circle, Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen returns to the trio format of his earliest ECM outing. What Was Said isn't a look back at the standard piano trio format. German-Afghan vocalist Simin Tander joins the pianist and drummer Jarle Vespestad. Gustavsen's instantly recognizable sound ripples in ever widening circles around melodies often based in traditional Norwegian hymns, folk songs, and gospel music. This band incorporates improvisational elements into the core of each composition, and the singer is a co-conspirator in the moment of creation. Tander sings in Pashto, Norwegian, and English. In most cases, lyrics have been translated from their origins into another tongue. Tander's delivery, an expressive and disciplined, slightly smoky contralto, is full of mystery…

Tusmørke - Hestehoven (2023)

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Tusmørke - Hestehoven (2023)

Tusmørke - Hestehoven (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 Mb | 00:40:20
Progressive Folk Rock | Label: Karisma Records

Norway’s most far-out and unique prog band TUSMØRKE is back! This album is not for the faint of heart. Like some great Babylonian harlot, the sinfully sweet sounds held within this record will deny no one, but they extract a great price! There will be no turning back should you proceed on this wretched path and cut your way through the thickets so green, for the path is fraught with danger and temptation. Proceed and you might find yourself sucked off, as it were, to a strange fairyland where every bush and clearing is gushingly alive with the brazen bacchanals of satyrs and nymphs. Continue and you will find yourself in a world where chance encounters of mildew-encrusted adult magazines, carefully stashed away in the shrubs are nothing short of erotic mysteries reminiscent of ancient fertility cults.

Arcturus - Arcturian (2015) [2CD Limited Edition]

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Arcturus - Arcturian (2015) [2CD Limited Edition]

Arcturus - Arcturian (2015) [2CD Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 641 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 211 MB | Covers - 130 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prophecy Productions (PRO 175 LU)

Arcturus took a decade off of creating studio albums after Sideshow Symphonies and have returned with this, a pretty solid release which, though it lacks any fully-fledged epics (with all the song lengths at less than six minutes), still offers a confection of progressive-minded metal with symphonic and black metal touches, with the inclusion of an actual string section really allowing them to bring their symphonic aspect to the fore. Sebastian Grouchot guests on violin and adds a nicely melancholic touch to pieces such as "Crashland".
Like the preceding Sideshow Symphonies, this does not feel like as striking and groundbreaking a release as any of their first three studio albums (up to and including the classic Sham Mirrors)…