[SOLD OUT] ÖRNATORPET "Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran" vinyl LP (color)
Import from Sweden. Dark red vinyl.
“Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran” is the seventh album of Sweden’s leading dungeon synth project, Örnatorpet. Modern music without the trappings of modernity; nostalgia and longing channelling the spirit both of timeless classics like Fata Morgana, Mortiis, and Wongraven and recent genre greats such as Erang, Old Sorcery, and Vindkaldr.
For those who believe the genre of dark dungeon music to be narrow, Örnatorpet stands as a living, breathing rebuttal. Each release has its own thematic foundation upon which the compositions rest. “Bergtagen” (2018) captures the sense of rustling leaves in autumnal woods. “Hymner från Snökulla” (2019) crackles with soul-piercing frost drawn straight from the heart of winter.
“Evigt främmande, evigt fjärran” offers the same sense of natural wonder and medieval melancholy, but with strong underpinnings of existential despair and dread of the unknown. Spoken-word samples now play a more prominent role, skilfully implemented to drive home emotional points raised by the otherwise wordless music. Ominous titles and foreboding tones fit to provide a score for the endtimes – the soundtrack of a stellar apocalypse.