Album: Spirit Symbiosis

Digital Album, released 7th of May, 2020.

1. Mushroomhunt

Inspired by gathering mushrooms in the woods and the knowledge of fungi and its immense importance for nature.

Fungi are among the oldest forms of life on land and they have evolved alongside all the life we can see today. The mycelium connects all plants. The mycelium enables trees to share nutrition and information with eachother. Fungi breaks down dead biological matter, extracts minerals from rocks and makes it all available for plants. Without fungi we would probably not have life on land. Without fungi we would drown in dead organic matter.

Fungi is what transforms death to life.

Song Credits:

  • Gustav Holberg: Electronics.
  • Runahild: Electronics, voice.

2. Astralseid

We humans used to live in mutualistic symbiosis with nature. At some point we figured out that we could shape our surroundings and started destroying all that was around us, to fill it with only what we wanted. The peaceful symbiosis was broken and we had become parasites of Mother Earth.

What we fail to see is that everything is connected. Most parasites that kills its host has an exit strategy, a way to reach a new host. We have none. If we kill our host, we also kill our selves. We need to reconnect, to re-establish the mutualistic symbiosis with nature. We need to get back into the loving arms of Mother Nature. Our consciouness and spirit in a symbiotic relationship with eachother, nature and the universe.

Song Credits:

  • Gustav Holberg: Electronics.
  • Runahild: Composer, Vocals, Violin, Electronics.

3. Nishaadi

Nishaadi is a sanskrit word for twilight. It is the twilight of our minds and souls. The time where light and darkness blends into one. A time to see the paradoxes of our thoughts, revealing the ego as only a tool of the human body. Lifting the veil to see our selves for what we are, both enlightened and dark, both weak and strong, both human and soul.

The main instrument you hear is the indian Sarangi, a bowed instrument with 38 strings. It is an instrument of hundred colors.

Song Credits:

  • Gustav Holberg: Composer, Sarangi, Electronics.
  • Runahild: Voice.

Album Credits

  • All songs recorded, mixed and mastered by Gustav Holberg and Runahild at Seidsang Studio.
  • Photography by Runahild.
  • Cover art by Runahild and Gustav Holberg.

This album has been created paralell to Runahilds next solo album. In many ways these two albums are like twins, born at the same time with many similarities, but also their differences. Track 2: Astralseid, features on both albums but as two completely different versions. Runahilds album will be released later this year (2020). The process has been deeper than any, for both of us. We have gone deeper into the world of sound engineeering as well as deeper into our spiritual realms. A year with plentiful of experiences, hardships and moments of pure joy. All in all it has been a tough, but beautiful ride, so we hope you enjoy the fruits from our tree of life.

Thanks to

Ustad Faiyas Ali Khan

Links to download and streaming platforms

This list is being updated as soon as they are available and we find them. You can always find the album by searching on the actual platform.

Single: Astralseid

Digital Single, released 28th of April 2020.

We humans used to live in mutualistic symbiosis with nature. At some point we figured out that we could shape our surroundings and started destroying all that was around us, to fill it with only what we wanted. The peaceful symbiosis was broken and we had become parasites of Mother Earth.

What we fail to see is that everything is connected. Most parasites that kills its host has an exit strategy, a way to reach a new host. We have none. If we kill our host, we also kill our selves. We need to reconnect, to re-establish the mutualistic symbiosis with nature. We need to get back into the loving arms of Mother Nature. Our consciouness and spirit in a symbiotic relationship with eachother, nature and the universe.

This track is a part of the coming album Spirit Symbiosis, which will release 7th of May 2020. The whole album is created paralell to Runahilds new album, which will release later this year (2020), and will feature a totally different version of this track. Stay tuned for more information!

Credits

  • Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gustav Holberg and Runahild at Seidsang Studio.
  • Electronics by Gustav Holberg.
  • Vocals, violin and electronics by Runahild.
  • Photography by Runahild.
  • Cover art by Runahild and Gustav Holberg.

First release coming soon…

In this time of the corona virus we have isolated our selves in the studio, creating music to calm our minds, to relax our bodies and strengthen our souls. Our daily life has not changed too much, as we usualy are isolated in the depths of Seidsang Studio. Still it all affects us, but instead of going into fear, we push forward with inspiration, creativity and love as our weapons.

We have hope for the future. This global crisis is both a curse and a blessing. What we truly hope is that humanity wakes up and realize that our economic, political and social structures are to fragile, to disconnected from nature. If we all stand together, we can create a better future for our selves and for mother nature.

As of now we have several songs ready to be mixed and more to be recorded. Some songs will be released as singles in, addition to a three song digital album. Stay tuned for more information…

Welcome!

Change is the only constant in our univerese, nothing is what it was, nothing will be as it is. At times the changes seem miniscule and some times like a raging storm that ravages the world as we know it. You can ignore it, try to live your life as you always have or you could accnowlege it and thereby take more control of it. Change is at the core of all creation.

Change is also the very reason why and how Astralseid was born. The first 20 years as a musician I had this idea that all my music should be accoustic, all the sounds from real instruments, played by real people. One day I realised that I had only put a limitation for my self, denying the change that technology has brought to music. So I started to explore the more digital ways of making music. My first two electronic tracks were born and a new world opened up.

A few years later I started collaborating with Runahild and that sparked more change. We both have mainly been working with acoustic music, more or less in the folk category, but we both had a dream of making electronic stuff. It did not take long before the first track was made: “Skydance”, and a new project was born: “Astralseid”.

At present we are working on a full length release. We have not set any time line yet, as we want to take the time we need for the release to be as good as possible. Stay tuned for more news…