Kurgan Compass™

Interview:
Stephanie Economou
on ‘AC: Valhalla’ and more

Kurgan Compass sits down with the mind behind the music that blended the sounds of history and fantasy to score the ‘Assassin Creed: Valhalla’s Siege of Paris’ DLC.

December 3, 2021 — Behind every good video game is typically a soundtrack that helps fuel the epic conflict unfolding on screen. Kurgan-resident James Paterson recently caught up with Stephanie Economou, the composer behind the 14-piece soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris that was released in August.

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Interview:
Will Hunter — Vévaki

Infusing their songs with a mythic quality accompanied by real Old Norse lyrics, we sat down with Will Hunter of Vévaki to discuss the future of the band and more.

October 9, 2021 — Kurgan Compass™ speaks to Vévaki’s frontman and founder Will Hunter about where the band is heading next, a bit about the musical stylings of last year’s Edda album, the instrumentation necessary to create ancient music, the new band members, and more.

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Interview: NYTT LAND’s Anatoly Pakhalenko

Inspired by the Poetic Edda and the endless expanses of Siberia, we speak to the male half of NYTT LAND’s life force to unveil what is weaved into their sonic rituals.

August 12, 2021 — NYTT LAND, the enigmatic neofolk duo from the frostbitten, dark, and brooding woods of Siberia ascends as one of the more captivating musical forces in neofolk. The folk music pair is set to weave an abundance of rituals through the release of their recent album that is so named — Ritual. FULL STORY »



Interview: Alex McCree of Herknungr

Forged in between ancient culture and modern production, English heathen project Herknungr gives us some insight into what makes the ‘ÆngleTribe’ tick

April 23, 2021 — The brainchild of Kent-born Alex McCree, Herknungr is forged in the meeting point of ancient culture and modern production. The sound of the heathen folk project is rich and atmospheric, exploring the stories and cultures of times and tribes’ past. FULL STORY »



Interview: Munknörr’s Damián Schneider

Following the totemic single ‘Wolf Spirit’, musician Damián Schneider shares a few details on Munknörr’s upcoming “ritualistic and tribal” album ‘Shaman’.

April 19, 2021Munknörr translates to “ship of the mind” in the Old Norse language and is a neofolk cocktail of mysticism and the arcane. We sat down with Munknörr’s Uruguayan composer and producer, Damián Schneider, who was kind enough to participate. FULL STORY »



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