Digital EP, released 12. March 2021
“Sacred Feminine” is about nurturing and holding space for what once has been wounded and, by doing so, starting a process of transformation and regeneration to re-ignite a life-force from within.
The EP reaches into the deepest emotions with ethereal vocals, a gentle mix of electronic and organic sounds, it weaves a story unfolding in the listeners mind and soul.
Rúnahild is a one of a kind musician, creating, mostly acoustic, music you have not heard anywhere else. Through the years she has created and refined her very own genre: “Ethereal Folk”. Her music is characterised by heartfelt female singing, earthly rhythms and dreamy melodies. “Sacred Feminine” definitively fits the description.
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Location: Eikelandsosen, Norway.
Release Title: Sacred Feminine
Release Date: 12. March, 2021.
Label: Astral Synergy Productions (Independent)
Musician Names/Instruments: Rúnahild: vocals, shaman drum, synthesizer, kokle, ratles, bullroarer, deer antlers, owl flute.
Production: Recorded by Gustav Holberg. Mixed by Rúnahild. Mastered by Kjell Braaten.
Similar: Mari Boine, Dead Can Dance, Eivør, Wardruna, Enya.
Genre: Ethereal Folk, Ethno, Folktronica
Rúnahild lives in a tiny cottage in the mountains of Western Norway, following the rhythm of the northern seasons. Her free spirited lifestyle close to nature is an inseparable part of her artistic expression.
Many of Rúnahild’s songs come to life by first singing and drumming an emotion, an energy or a vision. She composes on old folk instruments as well as on the keyboard to create a meditative and entrancing atmosphere. She uses her voice also as an instrument, weaving melodies together to create harmonies. Some of her singing techniques are inspired by various indigenous singing such as the Sami joik, some type of throat singing and the Scandinavian Kulning. But mostly, her singing style comes from letting go and channelling through her voice what needs to be expressed.
Her songs mirror her own healing journey and spiritual path, inspired by the Old Norse magic called “sei∂r” as well as other worldwide shamanic and spiritual worldview.
She is also influenced by the several drum and song circles she is a part of and holds. When everyone within a circle sings from the heart on ecstatic drum rhythms, it creates a flow of energy that transcends the soul and opens up to visions, like an inner/outer landscape inviting to wander within the ethereal realm. This power is carried over into her music.