THURNIN reveal new video single ‘The Gale’ taken from forthcoming album “Útiseta”

When summer’s rain inspires to beauty, THURNIN present the perfect soundtrack on their latest video clip ‘The Gale’, which doubles up as the second single taken from the Dutch dream folk progeny’s forthcoming new album“Útiseta” is scheduled for release on September 222023.

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As previously announced, THURNIN have been added to the billing of this year’s edition of Prophecy Fest.

THURNIN elaborate on ‘The Gale’: “This song basically wrote itself, and the main melody has been hanging over my head like a dark cloud for most of the album’s writing process”, composer and instrumentalist Jurre Timmer writes. “The last minute addition of vocals to most tracks has evolved the album beyond my debut, and especially in this song, it led into something different and way grander than I had set out to create. I am very pleased, how everything came together in this song, and after hearing the final version of this it was clear to me that this should be one of the singles.”

The sky turns dark as thunder roars, reminders of the days of yore The storm picks up and branches fall, no shelter from the gale” – Jurre Timmer

1. Útiseta
2. Halcyon
3. Særa
4. Acquiescense
5. The Gale
6. Vagabond
7. Remembrance
8. The Seeress
9. Endrborinn


The word ‘Útiseta’ is an old Icelandic term referring to sorcery, which is no longer used but literally understood in the modern language. It means the practice of sitting out in the open air, possibly at a significant site for a magical purpose. 

THURNIN mastermind Jurre Timmer interprets this numinous act as a way to commune with nature, to find peace, and to gain spiritual wisdom in a time of introspection and transcendence. The Dutch acoustic music progeny has spent years in a contemplative mode to create his sophomore full-length entitled “Útiseta” and a collection of poetry to stand alongside the album.

Very much feeling like a natural progression from the debut album “Menhir”, Timmer is adding dashes of vocal colour and flute to the acoustic guitars on “Útiseta”. While THURNIN remains tied to the world of dreams and visions that take the listener to otherwordly realms filled with magical wonders, “Útiseta” offers richer textures, and a more matured and warmer sound.

Little was known about THURNIN when the mysterious Dutch solo-project of mastermind and sole musician Jurre Timmer emerged with the dark folk debut full-length “Menhir” in 2021, beyond the fact that he shared black metal roots with WARDRUNA founder Einar Selvik.

Before THURNIN, Timmer released an album with his death doom project I, FORLORN. He also created 2 albums and 2 EPs for a project under the name of ALGOS. Although his idea to compose an acoustic EP for ALGOS pointed towards the general direction of THURNIN, Timmer decided to start fresh on a clean musical slate and to let his new band develop into its own direction. 

When “Menhir” found its way from Timmer’s home studio in the town of Soest by the Dutch city of Amersfoort, the album became an instant hit on YouTube that has long passed the milestone of 1 million views. THURNIN‘s mastermind spent the last 3 years to find the music that signifies the acceptance of all the circumstances that brought him to this point, the sacrifices made, and to honour those, whom he has lost in the best possible way. 

Now THURNIN‘s eagerly awaited follow-up album “Útiseta” is ready to embark on a journey around the globe. Find yourself an ancient burial mound, a sacred well, or a grove in a forest, and sit on the ground listening to the new songs. “Útiseta” will send you the most beautiful visions from the dream-world.

Release date: September 22, 2023
Style: Dream Folk
Label: Auerbach Tonträger

Jurre Timmer – guitars, vocals

Guest musicians
Dominique Berube – flute
Linnea Lindqvist – vocals

Recording, Mix Mastering
Jurre Timmer & Nimblkorg at Shylmagoghnar Studio, Bocholtz, The Netherlands

Artwork by Jack Bailey
Layout by Jack Bailey & Łukasz Jaszak


Available formats
“Útiseta” is available as a lime-green gatefold vinyl 2LP, as a black gatefold vinyl 2LP, and as a Digipak CD.


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