Today, Norwegian instrumental alchemists Natt stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Natt, at the 666MrDoom YouTube channel. Set for international release on January 20th via Edged Circle Productions on vinyl LP format, hear Natt Natt in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Natt is a new instrumental band from Bergen. The songwriters behind the music are René Misje (Krakow, Trust Us) and Roy Ole Førland (Lindy-Fay Hella, Kari Rueslåtten, Malignant Eternal); Misje handles guitars, bass, piano, clavinet, synthesizers, and percussion while Førland handles synthesizers. They are joined in the studio session by bassist Lord Bård and Enslaved drummer Iver Sandøy on drums and percussion.
Their first public work together, Natt is a three-song/45-minute album. Mesmerizing and at times manic but always magickal, Natt‘s music takes the listener on a journey through clean and calm atmospheres that are released in large sonorous, melodic, and heavy soundscapes. Like true mavericks, their music isn’t easy to pigeonhole; across the album, one will hear post-rock, metal, and the progressive end of the scale. Simply, Natt must be experienced.
Although all-instrumental, Natt are still exceptionally evocative with their massive compositions. The titles of the three component tracks of Natt reflect the themes of resistance and challenges during a lifetime: “Skillevei,” facing difficult choices; “Apell,” asking for help, encouraging action; and “Etterslått,” what you are left with, for better or worse. “We want the titles to give some hints for the interpretation of the picture, as well,” state the band, “who is she, what has she been through, where is she going.”
Gaze upon the gorgeous cover artwork by Nicholas O’Leary and you might begin to understand where you might go with Natt‘s debut album. The experience is wide-open.
Tracklisting for Natt (Norway)’s Natt
1. Skillevei [12:27]
2. Appell [11:27]
3. Etterslått [20:51]