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Kjell Braaten: Ferd

Digital Album, CD and Vinyl, released 13. November, 2020.

Featuring Rúnahild and Astralseid.

Available on all streaming platforms. You can buy CD, Vinyls and Merchandise from By Norse Music.

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Digital Album, CD and Vinyl, released 13. November, 2020.

Featuring Rúnahild and Astralseid.

Available on all streaming platforms. You can buy CD, Vinyls and Merchandise from By Norse Music.

“Ferd” means “journey”, “travel”, and “to explore”. The album’s primary focus is to honour those who travelled the world, thus expanding knowledge and facilitating cultural exchange. This aspect is highlighted through working with music in a historical sense, as most of the travelers’ instruments were brought back from far away cultures – bringing with them musical inspiration as well. The inspiration is drawn from a wide range of sounds from all over the world, particularly from North Africa, America, and the East.

Ferd started out as a collection of pieces initially composed for short movies, documentaries and plays, performed on old Norse instruments. It soon evolved far beyond that. Reworked with the help of talented fellow Nordic musicians and brought together to give life to Ferd, the songs unveil a great journey with a common focus, while still telling each their own stories. Kjell invited visual artists to illustrate each song of the album, which you can find in the extensive booklet together with their corresponding stories.