Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s “Skuggsjá” – By Norse Music re-issue - on 2x12" Oxblood vinyl in Gatefold! Limited to 300 copies worldwide, online stores exclusive!
Features a completely renewed artwork with the full lyrics and English translations (previously available only in long sold-out limited editions)!
When renowned musicians such as ENSLAVED guitarist / composer Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik – the mastermind behind WARDRUNA, which gained attention far beyond the world of music for their contributions to the score of the acclaimed ‘Vikings’ TV-series – join forces, the outcome is far too easily dismissed in advance as a “super project”.
By highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past, SKUGGSJÁ speak of the history of Norway and reflect relevant aspects from the past into our present day. Using metal instrumentation as well as some of Scandinavia’s oldest instruments and poetry in Norse and Norwegian, ‘Skuggsjá’ represents a fusion between past and present, both lyrically and musically.
‘Skuggsjá’ was originally conceived as a commissioned musical work written by Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik. The arrangement was performed by ENSLAVED and WARDRUNA as a concert piece in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution at the Eidsivablot festival in Eidsvoll, Norway on September 13th, 2014.
1. Intro: Ull Kjem
3. Makta Og Vanæra, For All Tid
4. Tore Hund
5. Rop Fra Røynda - Mælt Fra Minne
6. Skuggeslåtten (instrumental)
9. Bøn Om Ending, Bøn Om Byrjing
10. Outro: Ull Gjekk
Release date: November 26, 2021
Label: By Norse Music
Media Type: 2x12" in Gatefold