Myrkur - Folkesange
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Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #438 / 593
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Based on 92 ratings
2020 Ratings: #203
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March 20, 2020 / Release Date
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Fairly uninspired
What the world needed in this time of unprecedented fear and loneliness is a beautiful Nordic folk album. Myrkur's latest does the trick even though their are some weak tracks. Myrkur's bold and powerful vocals bring to live a mystical world of wonder and fear and magic. Her vocal range is really incredible and it's what drives the album.

Highlights: Ella, Leaves of Yggdrasil, Svea, Gammelkaring, House Carpenter
Really beautiful Danish folk music. Vocals are genuinely mind blowing throughout the entire album, but as it drags on some of the themes get repetitive by the end. Very atmospheric. I've been to Denmark before but unfortunately I never got to hear any of this delightful work. Also, really good final track. Puts the whole album together and leaves you with an adventurous but fulfilled feeling. Piano is laid through bits and pieces of the album very thoughtfully, which I am very thankful for. It ... read more
So, I have heard of Myrkur but never listened to a song or an album by her and well Folkesange has me wanting to listen to her other stuff because this is such a refreshing album especially for a genre which i don't see much love for Dark Folk with style of Nordic Folk. With some great production and intriguing and mysterious instrumentals which just captivate you and Amalie Bruun's vocally impressive (she is like a folky Bjork I love it) which just further traps you into this record. ... read more
Not since Enya have I heard this much emotion singing the folklore of their homeland.

Amalie Bruun of Myrkur seems to accomplish this with grace and ease. Her vocals are strong, clear, and enchanting.

The traditional Scandinavian folk music may seem exceptionally simple, but is elegantly beautiful, and at times dark -- like a fairytale.

Denmark consistently produces excellent music, and this is no exception. The recording quality covets a pair of headphones of equal quality.

If you ... read more
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Track List

  1. Ella
  2. Fager som en Ros
  3. Leaves of Yggdrasil
  4. Ramund
  5. Tor i Helheim
  6. Svea
  7. Harpens Kraft
  8. Gammelkäring
  9. House Carpenter
  10. Reiar
  11. Gudernes Vilje
  12. Vinter
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Added on: January 14, 2020