What happens when you combine the minds of Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) together for a musical collaboration? Well you get a project named Skuggsjá and their debut release set for March 11th 2016 through Season of Mist. This was originally written for the Eidsivablot Festival in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution. Both members decided that this project needed to thrive so here we are. A music video for the title track has been released and there is no doubt that this album will take the listener on a journey.
Filled with the beautiful atmospheric instruments that are a staple in Wardruna’s sound and mixed with distant guitars, tribal infused drums, and sweeping vocals I can’t help but feel like I am walking through beautiful landscapes. This album is sure to be a new and refreshing release and I am looking forward to listening to it in full.