Kurgan Compass™

Album Review:
Nytt Land — ‘Ritual’

Norse-Siberian folk mystics pierce the veil of the spiritual as their seventh album ‘Ritual’ is conjured into existance by way of Napalm Records.

August 7, 2021 — Hailing from rural Siberia, NYTT LAND’s ancestral connections to Norse mythology remain uncertain at best. But, when it comes to the assertion that identity equates to authenticity, the artist trio who forms the eclectic NYTT LAND dispels that notion entirely.

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Album Review:
Danheim — ‘Domadagr’

Danish darkfolk producer Mike Olsen has not let the pandemic curb his creative output as the champion of Viking music returns once more with new LP ‘Domadagr’.

July 31, 2021 — Operating under the moniker Danheim, Copenhagen’s Mike Olsen has forged a successful career around the tonally rich palette of the expanding Nordic neofolk scene, with Danheim joining the likes of Wardruna, Heilung, and SKÁLD as one of the genre’s most-streamed artists — pulling in over 490,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone.

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Album Review:
Gealdyr — ‘Eptir Ragnarök’

‘Eptir Ragnarök’ is an expertly crafted neofolk album that seriously engages its listeners with the birth and death of the Norse cosmos — the coming of Ragnarök.

July 17, 2021Eptir Ragnarök is the latest blossoming of the longstanding cooperation between growing Dutch neofolk artist Gealdyr (Jonathan Barendsma) and Danish dark-folk artist Danheim (musician and producer Mike Schæfer Olsen).

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Album Review:
Munknörr’s ‘Shaman’

New ‘Shaman’ LP is a landmark moment in the journey of Munknörr’s cross-cultural approach to neofolk; favorably channels elemental, unifying music.

June 30, 2021 — Munknörr’s latest record Shaman continues the sonic journey of neofolk duet Damian Schneider and Aethelwyne, with their new material seeking to discover a unifying essence of primal spirituality through ancient sounds, instruments, and symbols.

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