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We released our new winter-themed EP “Wintry nights” on 14/12/2020! The EP contains 5 songs, each of them depicting another aspect of cold and snowy nights.
The opening track “Whirling snow” is about nightfall and the upcoming of a snowstorm – the lyrics come from J. G. Whittier’s “Snowbound”.
The second track “Winterspirits” is inspired by the myth of the wild hunt, where various gods, warriors, spirits are taking part on a chase above the sky in the nights around Yule (Rauhnächte).
“The darkest night” is loosely inspired by the traditional irish tune “The darkest night of December”. It’s a calm piece, mainly played with classical guitar and harp.
N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov is one of the most important russian composers of the 19th century (he was part of “The Five”). In our opinion, the russians had a very unique talent to write magical, mystical music. His “Christmas Eve Suite” is a perfect example of that. Our song “Ode to the stars” uses excerpts of this magnificent piece (especially from the parts I. Christmas Night, II. Ballet of the Stars). The last part of the lyrics are in elvish (Sindarin) and are a hommage to Tolkien and his creation.
The last track “Frostbound” finally brings the listener back to the human realm; outside it is freezing and all is covered in snow. People are staying inside, warming up on the fire and drinking merrily. A little band (that would be us) plays some joyful music for the party.
The songs are available online on various platforms such as Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music ecc. Listen to the songs on Youtube: https://bit.ly/2KGbmKo