Today Norway’s Tusmørke have released their debut album Underjordisk Tusmørke on Termo Records. This highly anticipated debut is streaming in its entirety courtesy of CraveOnline. Get a first listen to the album HERE and be sure to order a copy of Underjordisk Tusmørke HERE.
Tusmørke (Norwegian for twilight) go straight to the heart of the psychedelic matter on their full-length debut album Underjordisk Tusmørke (Subterranean Twilight). Culling influences from such prog-psych luminaries as Gong and Caravan, krautrock giants like Can and Amon Düul 2, pagan folksters like The Incredible String Band as well as a healthy dose of Nordic folk music, Tusmørke present a dark cauldron of magical, musical potions.
The band’s history can be traced back to the mid-nineties and the budding, Scandinavian scene of new progressive bands. Back then, the Momrak twins who are the beating heart of Tusmørke called their band Les Fleurs de Mal. The band featured future Wobbler vocalist Andreas Prestmo, and they shared the stage with other up-and-coming bands like White Willow. Via intricate pathways, this evolved into Tusmørke, whose music is darker, more intense and dare we say primeval, than the more delicate Les Fleurs de Mal. The album you are holding in your hands will conjure up images of pagan rites, witches dancing in the firelight serenading the new moon, eldritch wizards conjuring dark spirits… And it’s no gimmick: This band lives and breathes the same air that flows through the magical lands their music describes.
Benediktator – bass and vocals (Momrakattakk, Lydia Laska)
Krizla – flute and vocals (Momrakattakk)
HlewagastiR – drums (Wobbler, Angst Skvadron)
Deadly Nightshade – keyboards (Årabrot, This is Music Inc.).