Audience: Approx. 300
Support: Jo Quail
Venue: John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Here’s the song “Bonden og Kragen” by Myrkur from her concert in Oslo last night:
The concert, which is most likely going to be my last of 2018, was of the two-sided kind. The first half hour or so consisted of folk songs, and after that it was a more varied repertoire.
This song is from the folk song part of the concert, and while I was standing pretty okay my camera was not happy, hence the shitty video quality. The audio is pretty good though.
Also, Myrkur released an offical video for this song today as well – watch it here:
It’s worth noting that Jo Quail are opening up for Myrkur on this tour, so if you’re going to any of the remaining concerts you should go there early and listen to what Jo can do with her cello. It was fantastic stuff! 🙂
If you want to support Myrkur go buy all her stuff at her Bandcamp page.
Also, check her website for all things Myrkur at her own personal webpage.
Jo Quail is also on Bandcamp, and you can stream her music there if you want to know her better.
Audience: Approx. 1800
Venue: DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Heilung, along with Wardruna are modern folk (or neofolk if you like) bands I listen to a lot. I haven’t seen Wardruna live yet, but I was so lucky to catch the frontman, Einar Selvik, having a small lecture and playing some songs about a year ago. I wrote a few words about that experience too.
A couple of weeks ago I finally got to see Heilung live, or the ritual as it is a more fitting term for what I experienced. 🙂
This photo gives you an idea of the venue, DR Koncerthuset, the stage is in the middle and people sit around the stage. Every person in the audience are kinda close to everything that is happening and the sound is really good too.
I didn’t get to record one whole song this time, but instead I did a few excerpts of several songs. The part at 2:58 was particularly awesome live!
Heilung has released a full concert video (see below) on their YouTube-channel. Go check it out! Also, check out their bandcamp page, stream their music and buy their albums. 🙂
I put this up on YouTube a while ago, but completely forgot to post it here.
I went to see PAIN back in january and it was a pretty damn cool experience. Peter Tägtgren said it was ten years since they last visited Oslo, so it was extra special to catch them this time.
After the music, what I remember best is the heat. It was so hot in there! 😀
Anyway, I recorded an all time favourite track by this band – Same Old Song. Enjoy!
Audience: Approx. 50
Venue: Gildehallen, Borre, Norway
Einar Selvik (Wardruna) had this little lecture about old Nordic music and instruments yesterday. He showed us the instruments and he also performed songs from Völuspá, by Wardruna and by himself.
This was happening in Gildehallen, which is a replica of an old Viking Hall. More info about it here.
As for the lecture I didn’t really record as much, and I didn’t really want to record it at all either – since I was too busy watching and listening to Einar. Since there were some songs performed I decided to record some. The second song was recorded without looking at the camera at all, which is quite obvious when you see it.
The lecture itself gave a nice insight on how music was made (and later written) with the contexts of the era(s), instruments and how people were living back in the days. If he’ll do more of these lectures it’s highly recommended that you go and check it out. 🙂
There are two songs in this video, and I don’t remember what the first one was from. It could be from Völuspá, but yeah – I’m not certain. The second song, Snake Pit Poetry, is available for purchase. It was made for and used in the TV-show Vikings so if you’re into that you’ll definitely recognize it. The first song is performed with the instrument Talharpa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talharpa), and the second one with a Kravik Lyre.
Go buy his stuff from https://bynorse.bandcamp.com/ or http://www.wardruna.com/.
Here’s something a little different. There are some really cool covers on Like A Version, and this one is not an exception.
This is Arts vs. Science’s take on Metallica’s Enter Sandman:
Audience: Approx. 1000
Venue: Jessheim Torg, Jessheim, Ullensaker, Norway
Support: Splitter Pine, Fat Fred and the Possumhunters
A couple of years ago I was crowdfunding “Sannhet på boks”, a boxset where all the songs by Raga Rockers were covered by known and unknown Norwegian bands and artists. I also got a ticket for the release show of the boxset, and it would’ve been my chance to see Raga Rockers (among others) live for the first time ever.
However, that’s not how it went down. I somehow managed to get sick (yet again around that time of my life), and had to skip the concert. So, when I saw they were coming to my homecity I just had to go watch them…
It happened last Saturday (August 12th), and it was a really good concert despite really heavy rain. Some impressions and sounds can be heard and seen in the video below. I was kinda cold, slightly drunk, and I was really into the music, so my cam is even more shaky than usual. The heavy rainy weather can be easily seen in the last part of the video, which contain excerpts of the three bands that had concerts that evening. I would’ve filmed more Raga Rockers if it wasn’t for the poor weather.
Oh, and by the way – the boxset “Sannhet på boks” is really damn good, and I still enjoy plenty of songs from it occasionally.
Audience: Approx. 2000
I saw Myrkur and Deafheaven at Sentrum Scene in Oslo (Norway) on March 19th. I was there mainly for Myrkur, but was blown away by Deafheaven’s performance.
I recorded Myrkur’s first song and then there’s some excerpts from throughout the concert:
I didn’t record much from Deafheaven, it’s only excerpts from the two first songs: