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LISTEN: Tusmörke's New Album In Full
Laurie Tuffrey , May 12th, 2014 13:40

Hear Riset Bak Speilet ahead of its release through Svart Records this week

Norwegian psych folk four-piece Tusmörke are releasing their second album, Riset Bak Speilet, this Friday, May 16, via Svart Records, who have kindly given us a first taste. As Svart point out, the band's flute-led flights into folk with more than just a shading of the medieval puts them under similar forest canopies as label mates Hexvessel (the album's title, which translates as "The Birch Behind The Looking Glass", also points up a similarly sylvan fixation), with the follow-up to their 2012 debut, Underjordisk Tusmorke, continuing their use of traditional instrumentation and prog-like sprawling song structures, forming something darkly pastoral feeling. As the band say: "Time is an illusion when the music of Tusmörke is played: it ceases to exist. The listener loses her grip, our knowledge no longer stems from social media or printed newspapers: everything the modern world has made us believe, evaporates. Our ears grow into cones, blood turns thin."

Listen above and get hold of it from Svart upon release.

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