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The Sea

RLP 3107LP RLP 3107LP

LP version. Pressed on white vinyl with free mp3 download. Also includes an inner sleeve with lyrics. This is the truly excellent debut album from Phaedra, a new voice on the Norwegian music scene. Rune Grammofon has not been so taken by a debutante since the appearance of Susanna And Her Magical Orchestra back in 2004. Phaedra is Ingvild Langgård, singer, songwriter and painter. Educated at Oslo National Academy Of The Arts in 2006, she has also worked with film, photography, field recordings, installations and vocal-based performance, and her works have been shown in several Norwegian cities as well as in New York (Norwegian Art Now). Co-produced by Madrugada's Frode Jacobsen, The Sea is the kind of classic, timeless music that doesn't come often these days, a mix of folk and psychedelia with a dash of blues and soul; sacred death hymns and shimmering atmospheres hand-in-hand with enchanting melodies and crystalline vocals all shrouded in a dark veil of mystery. Maybe the sort of record Joe Boyd would have produced some forty years ago. The Sea is the first album in a trilogy that constitutes a lyrical and musical cycle, fragments of homegrown mythology, physical and spiritual metamorphosis, death, the other side and losing your soul.