In order to celebrate or at least mark what would have been the 20th anniversary of Vornoff had it still been an active musical entity (the project was conceived in September 2001 and then more or less ceased to be in 2006), J.H. and J.N. decided to put a short EP together consisting of three previously unreleased tracks. While the opening piece (‘Indikation‘) has never been heard or published before, the other two are actually alternate versions of old demo songs where J.H. laid some wicked drums and percussion on top of them. Retrospekt is meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing and hopefully manage to transport the listener back in time. The sound of these songs is by its very nature rather lo-fi and murky as they were recorded on a 4-track device back in 2002-2004 with the drums having been added in late 2021. As J.N. says, “Retrospekt means an awful lot to me on a personal level. I distinctly recall what those early days were like and how we poured our heart and souls into these creations. The core material of this EP was one of our very first attempts at crafting dungeon synth music inspired by the likes of Mortiis and Penitent, and all those books that we devoured back then when we were seventeen years old, be it the Icelandic Sagas or the works of Tolkien, somehow crept into our musical creations.”
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Tracks 1 and 3 were composed by J.N.
Track 2 was composed by J.N. and L.T.
The guitars and keyboards were recorded by J.N. in Frederikshavn and Aarhus (Denmark) while the drums were recorded by J.H. in The Bunker in New Jersey (USA).
Additional keyboards on track 2 by L.T.
Mixed by J.H. and J.N.
Cover photo by C.N.
Artwork/Layout by G. Owen Wears
Mastered by Azimuth Mastering
Retrospekt was released on December 31, 2021, by Floodgate Moods Productions.