Sunday, April 14, 2024

Nordic Giants’s Origins

Enigmatic musical duo Nordic Giants, known for their captivating soundscapes and immersive live performances has solidified the act’s place in the alternative music scene through sonic innovation and visual storytelling. Now listeners can embark on a voyage of discovery, delving deeper into their musical past with the Origins album, with the record scheduled for a full release on 7th June.

Origins combines three of the very first Nordic Giants recordings – the A Tree As Old As Me EP,  the ‘Speed The Crows Nest’ and ‘Shine’ singles, plus a bonus track, onto one compilation album.

A cornerstone of Nordic Giants identity is their live performances, that over the last decade have earned them a devoted global following. Combining live instrumentation, visuals and theatrical elements, their shows are akin to a religious experience, transporting audiences to otherworldly realms. However, this compilation offers the listener a new experience, with many of the original recording sessions being revisited and many of the main instruments rerecorded, remixed and remastered, giving the songs a whole new lease of life. A rebirth and celebration into the origins of Nordic Giants.

The limited edition release will be available to pre-order as of 8pm Friday, 22nd March via Nordic Giants’ website. Formats include: Vinyl, CD, USB and tape – along with some unique limited items, namely signed test pressings, instruments and even the opportunity to mix your own version of the album alongside Nordic Giants, in the very studio it was recorded.

Some tracks will be available to buy on multiple formats for the first time, it will feature some of their most streamed music, songs such as ‘Together’ previously unreleased on vinyl until now. The new recordings will include many of their classic recordings, including ‘Through A Lens Darkly’ and ‘The Seed’. With newly recorded live strings, drums, piano, synths and guitars: much more in tune with what fans are used to hearing during live performances.

On the vinyl editions, Side A features ‘Together’, ‘Speed The Crows Nest’, ‘Glass Skinned Girl’ featuring Freya, and ‘Through A Lens Darkly’. Side B features ‘Shine’ with Cate Ferris, ‘The Seed’ with Jake Reid, ‘B.O.A.T.S’ featuring Amdine, and ‘Dark Clouds Mean War (Rework)’.

Origins hopes to be the first of two releases this year as the duo have plans to complete a full length studio album to be released around September 2024, along with a large tour across the U.K and Europe. Both these albums will be self-funded and crowd sourced relying on the support of their loyal followers and a helping hand from their friends over at Nice Weather For Airstrikes.

You can watch the video for the new recording of ‘Through a Lens Darkly’ here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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