Lumsk “Fremmede Toner”

Artist: Lumsk
Title: Fremmede Toner
Format: 2xLP, CD, Digital
Label: Dark Essence Records
Distribution: Plastic Head 
Genre: Folk Prog Rock
Release Date: 05/05/2023

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.

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.

1. Det Døde Barn
2. En Harmoni
3. Avskjed
4. Under Linden
5. Fiolen
6. Dagen er Endt
7. Das Tode Kind
8. A Match
9. Abschied
10. Under der Linden
11. Da Veilschen
12. The Day is Done


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