🔊On 31 October I saw Wardruna. It's a dark folk Norwegian band. They use Nordic historical and traditional instruments (though not only them) and interpret Norse cultural and esoteric traditions. The frontman, Einar Selvik, composed soundtrack for Vikings (the tv series).
❄I think many here know how much I love Norse mythology and history. My pseudonym "Arngerd" is an old Norse female name. And I really love the tv series Vikings... but interesting that I'd accidentally found Wardruna before I started watching Vikings. Even more strange (for me) that I'd never liked folk music before I heard them. But I heard them and fell in love.
❄I don't know how to explain... There is little music bands I listen to everytime. I always feel a need in new music, I'm constantly looking for the new music, but I don't listen to the music for too long. I need more and more, new and new bands, songs etc. I can count on fingers of two hands those groups that stay with me after all these years. And Wardruna is very special among the others.
❄When I listen to them I get into a very special mood. I... I don't know. Their music like speaks to my soul, my heart. I comprehend them so deeply, I feel them so deeply. When I listen to them I find myself hundreds of years ago, on the cold seashore, near the drakkars - the longships smelling of salt and cold water, where I maybe had to be born. I'm back to Wardruna very often, and when I listen to them I feel... more myself than at other times.
❄Well, talking about the concert, that was unexpectedly... chamber? I don't know what I imagined before the concert. That was a huge concert hall and a small stage, almost no light, no big screens, and - just darkness and incredible sound of old instruments and incredible voices of Lindy Fay Hella and the composer and frontman Einar Selvik. At some point I found myself thinking that the best place where they could perform might have been a dark night forest near big fires. There was some dissonance between their music and that huge, industrial concert hall, but I realized that they made the concert as dark, "small" and spiritual as they could. I just can say thank you for that spiritual journey. 💙