This debut album consists of both newly composed and traditional music, with old and modern instruments. Lyre, fiddle, mouth harp, kantele, vocals and electronics resonate in a new soundscape. The album is about the conscious and the subconscious - the worldly and the sacred
- about life and death. The music is Nordic folk, but in a newer form and with a larger sound space to frolic in.
“Ævestaden is fearless. We need the fearless in Norwegian folk music, more than ever. We need new voices. Ævestaden is many new voices in one trio. Anchored in eternity - pointing forward - Listen! Just that. Listen." - Karl Seglem
The trio consists of Eir Vatn Strøm, Levina Storåkern and Kenneth Lien - three musicians who are all multi-instrumentalists. Their varied instrument combinations open up a unique soundscape where timeless harmonies and layers of minimalist motifs creates an open and atmospheric world.