I’m not sure how the debut EP, M, from Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur, escaped me, but it’s absolutely brutal and beautiful. A black metal masterpiece, and certainly something to shove in the faces of those who say isn’t music, that it’s just a bunch of screaming and noise. Don’t believe me? Stream the EP via Bandcamp.
Now, the one-woman black metal artist, has entered the studio to record the follow-up to Myrkur’s M. It’s been revealed that Randall Dunn is the producer, known for his work with Marissa Nadler, Earth, Sunn O))), Boris, Wolves in the Throne Room, and more. They began work last week in Copenhagen’s Black Tornado studio and round things off the coming weeks in Dunn’s own Seattle studio.
I have spent the last year writing songs for this record and choosing which ones should make it. It has been a very different approach as well as process, compared to my debut album. I am mixing Kulning into the melodies, an ancient Scandinavian herding call and the lyrics are in different languages. I am very happy to have Randall Dunn produce the album here in Copenhagen, even though he is American, he seems to have Nordic blood and music running in his veins. It’s a very exciting juxtaposition for me.
The album will include special guests (to be announced shortly) and an array of special instruments including Nyckelharpa, violin, mandola, folk drums, and Kulning as previously mentioned. The album is slated for release this fall on Relapse Records.
Rock Hard \m/