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.

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…