Wardruna- Runaljod (2013)

Spacecakes brought up the band Wardruna the other day. Norwegian drone, they also make the music for the show Vikings (they were a group well before the series). Each of their albums interprets eight runes of the Elder Futhark, the ancient runic alphabet. Their instruments are made out of the bones and hides of animals from the forests of Norway and the recordings are done outdoors at locations relevant to the runes the songs depict. They even played a show in front of the Gokstad ship. Their sound is so epic that my dog sings along.
Runaljod, is the second album of a planned trilogy, fully as good as their first, and really, kind of mind blowing, 96%. There is so much to this band that a second post is needed to explain what the music is conveying, so next week I’ll visit their freshman album. Enjoy.

dl 2013