If you like progressive black metal or know your Norwegian black metal history, you’re familiar with Enslaved, and if you like ambient folk of the highest quality, you have heard of Wardruna. We reported about the collaboration band the mastermind of both bands Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik were working on called Skuggsjá and gave you a little taste of what they would sound like, but now we can show you their debut album in its entirety.
The album titled A Piece for Mind & Mirror will hit the shelves on March 11th. via Season of Mist but it can be streamed courtesy of popmatters.com. Selvik stated about the matter:
“So here it is in its entirety! There are many things I could say about the album and its diverse material, but in the end I think it is best to let the music speak for itself. Writing these songs together with Ivar has truly been a highly inspirational and fruitful journey for me and I can only hope that it comes across and is notably reflected in the music also.”
On the same topic, Bjørnson said:
“Turning the live piece Skuggsjá into an album has been an amazing journey. I am privileged to have made it alongside Einar and the team that has helped us fulfil our common vision. I am immensely proud of the conceptual and musical story we have made. It has become something more than the sum of the pieces added together; that alone feels like an achievement. Cheers!”
The album is a thing of wonder and a perfect combination for fans of both projects and the only thing we can hope is that they take this on the road, especially here in the states.