Jordsjø

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Norwegian Prog band formed in the autumn of 2014 by multi-instrumentalist Håkon Oftung
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none Jordsjø - Jordsjø album art Jordsjø Jordsjø (Album) Not On Label (Jordsjø Self-released) none Norway 2015 Sell This Version
none Jordsjø - Jordsjø II album art Jordsjø Jordsjø II (Album) Not On Label (Jordsjø Self-released) none Norway 2016 Sell This Version
none Jordsjø - Songs From The Northern Wasteland album art Breidablik / Jordsjø Breidablik / Jordsjø - Songs From The Northern Wasteland (Album) Not On Label (Jordsjø Self-released) none Norway 2016 Sell This Version
none Jordsjø - Jord album art Jordsjø Jord (Album) Not On Label (Jordsjø Self-released) none Norway 2017 Sell This Version
KAR176 Jordsjø - Nattfiolen album art Jordsjø Nattfiolen (Album) Pancromatic KAR176 Norway 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Jordsjø - Nattfiolen (Demo) album art Jordsjø Nattfiolen (Demo)(File, FLAC, Single) Not On Label none Norway 2018

Compilations

PLP 2026 Jordsjø - Jordsjø album art Jordsjø Jordsjø (Comp, Album) Pancromatic PLP 2026 Norway 2017 Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

September 5, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
If there's a new prog rock band that I think will be a big hit with progheads everywhere, it'll be Jordsjø, out of Norway! This is clearly retro prog not too different from the likes of Änglagård, Wobbler, Sinkadus, White Willow, and Tusmørke. The vocals are in Norwegian, which may put off some, but I've grown to appreciate prog bands sing in their native language ever since I was first exposed to Italian prog back in the 1990s. This is lead by Håkon Oftung, who plays most of the instruments aside from drums. There is no doubt how vintage the keyboards sound, although he does use a Mellotron M4000D, he uses a real Solina String Ensemble on the cuts that uses them. I seen a few photos of his gear online, but clearly the music features the sounds of Moog, Hammond organ, and Mellotron played in true '70s fashion! Much of this stuff was released as limited edition cassettes, but they sold out rather quickly, which I understand completely, because this stuff is just mindblowing! If you lucked out on the cassettes, they're still available for downloads at Bandcamp. Yes, it's calmer than Änglagård, but I love the vibe they create, plus there's the distinct Nordic feel, as common with a lot of Scandinavian prog I've heard ranging from Bo Hansson to the crop of retro prog starting with Änglagård. At least a double vinyl set has been released compiling material from the first three cassettes (the 2017 cassette Jord isn't covered, though), including the parts Jordsø contributed on Songs from the Northern Wasteland (the other half going to the wonderful electronic act Breibablik, who I very much recommend for those who want to hear new acts play Berlin School style electronic music). If things go properly, their stuff will become more widely available (as it is with prog like this, never will be as widely available as say, the latest Steven Wilson installment) so more progheads can discover this.

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