Vǫluspá ~ EP review by Wyldwood Radio!

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Visit our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/VoluspaBand

~Sól Geirsdóttir


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Vǫluspá in the Studio

A few weeks ago, I was in the studio with my band Vǫluspá to start the recording process of our new album! We are a folk band with viking influences from Norway

The EP can be bought here:  https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/voluspa-ep/id70

On itunes, spotify & youtube: Search for “Voluspa”

Our facebook PAGE https://www.facebook.com/VoluspaBand Image In case you wondered, this is what meets the eye when one takes a glance outside the windows of the studio. It’s perfect for the creative process and for lifting the heathen spirit. Studio work requires all my energy, but it is oh. so. worth it. Words cannot explain how happy I am when I am creating, recording and performing my music.  ImageAbove: Some of the items that I ALWAYS bring with me. Hush, it’s a secret… Image Gøran Hálfdanarson whilst recording. I was in awe. ImageThis is an awesome instrument. Behold the Tagelharpe! studiotid10Gøran plays “Tagelharpe” & “Lyre”
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Stefan plays the bass, and does male backing vocals.
Did I mention that he is also the producer?
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This is Markus. He plays the guitar with all his might!studiotid
She with epic instrument. The Lyre is a kind of harp. Beautiful and neat!
Sól writes the songs Sing (ofc backing vocals also) and play the jaw harp

On our facebook page, we recently got these questions, and I wish to answer them in this post:

I would like to know more about which instruments you use in your songs? – We use a variety of instruments, it all depends on the song, really. As you can probably hear, we mix traditional folk instruments with electric. So – everything from celtic flutes, guitars (both acoustic and electric) bass, piano, tagelharpe, lyre, fiddle, drums… etc.

In which order are things usually done… Like, do you start from lyrics or music? – I write the songs, and the lyrics. I really can’t tell you how I write music, it just “comes to me”. This creates a framework that we can build epic “landscapes” with. Usually, we sit down and jam for a while to figure out what feeling we want to evoke with the different songs.

Do you usually have a theme before you start or it appears after the melody is done? We do have a theme – most of the songs are about the Viking Age and the Old Norse religion. The details are decided in the process – mostly by Stefan and myself. Our minds are very alike when it comes to the creative process of it all. But yeah – we are very democratic, and all of us bring ideas to the project that none of us could have come up with by ourselves. We need each other to bring forth the special sound that we have created, and will continue to bulid on!

Which instrument do you guys normally record first and last? Usually, we start with piano and guide vocals. But other times, we all record at the same time. We normally record the flutes and the vocals last.

The EP can be bought here: https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/voluspa-ep/id70
or stream our music on spotify & youtube. Search for “Voluspa”

~The Viking Queen / Sól Geirsdóttir

She – A Studio Rat with Vǫluspá

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In the vocal booth

All of us in Vǫluspá have been very busy recording the first takes for the upcoming album. I’ve been such a studio rat the last couple of days, and I absolutely love it! To be honest, there is no place I feel more happy than in the studio or on the stage, I’ve written a lot of viking folky tunes that I hope that you guys will enjoy. Pictures from the process will be posted in my next blog post.

~The Viking Queen

Vǫluspá

1237318_730780663606186_41533177_oThe EP can be purchased here (click picture or go to link below:
https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/voluspa-ep/id709024105?l=nb

Check out our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VoluspaBand

Listen to our music on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/3cW15L8LZD9asq0pgYNggo

Our EP Soon out for physical sale! Dates will be released on my blog and on the band’s facebook page. (Of course we will ship abroad – and yes, you will be notified about the release)
We are currently working on our album, and it shall be filled with epic and norse music! Stay tuned (:

~Sól, The Viking Queen