– “The song is a balance between the pitfalls of life’s maturation. With the course towards the sun as a symbol of wholeness and the union of the conscious and the subconscious, a steady pulse of urgent lyre and pizzicato fiddle is supported in line with the content of the text – and then it reaches a spiritual redemption in an ecstatic chorus. ” – Ævestaden
The upcoming debut album consists of both newly composed and traditional music, with old and modern instruments. Lyre, fiddle, mouth harp, kantele, vocals and electronics resonate in a new soundscape. The album is about the conscious and the subconscious – the worldly and the sacred – about life and death. The music is Nordic folk, but in a newer form and with a larger sound space to frolic in.
– “Ævestaden is fearless. We need the fearless in Norwegian folk music, more than ever. We need new voices. Ævestaden is many new voices in one trio. Anchored in eternity – pointing forward – Listen! Just that. Listen. “- Karl Seglem
The trio consists of Eir Vatn Strøm, Levina Storåkern and Kenneth Lien – three musicians who are all multi-instrumentalists. Their varied instrument combinations open up a unique soundscape where timeless harmonies and layers of minimalist motifs creates an open and atmospheric world.