Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, November 18, 2011

HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE / The Winds That Sang of Midgard's Fate (1998)

Hagalaz’ Runedance was for many years the musical project of Andrea Haugen, and was essentially a storybook of ancient Northern and Germanic Pagan beliefs set to music, primarily through traditional folk songs and shamanic chants.
Now that I’ve turned most of you away, those that remain may appreciate the timeless beauty of Andrea’s voice.  The sense of nostalgia and romanticised loss is perfect for candlelit nights, sheltering indoors with a glass of your favourite nectar.  You don’t have to agree with her teachings to enjoy the music.  An appreciation of the passion of Andrea deepens with each consecutive listen.
Sadly, the project is no more but if you want more of Andrea she formed Nebelhexë after Runedance’s demise.

Songs of Note: Serenade of the Last Wolf; When the Trees Were Silenced

4 pretty pagans all in a row out of 5

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