GRIFT – Vilsna andars utmark & boning, EP (Bundle)

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EP Bundle including both Grift seven inches "Vilsna andars utmark" and "Vilsna andars boning".


Vilsna andars utmark:

Seven-inch single on black vinyl with heavy jacket including a 4-page CD booklet. Limited to 500 copies.

With “Vilsna andars utmark” (‘Hinterland of lost spirits’) – a seven-inch consisting of two acoustic pieces – Swedish musician Erik Gärdefors further showcases his uncanny ability to capture the same sombre and nostalgic sentiments regardless of musical expression. Grift, his primary artistic outlet, is known for its seamless transitions between bleak, atmospheric metal and forest folk compositions. The project has grown prominent across multiple scenes – as evidenced by everything from prestigious splits with contemporary metal greats like Saiva and Drudkh to being billed alongside leading neofolk acts such as Sangre de Muerdago, Nebelung, and Wolcensmen.

“Vilsna andars utmark” will be released by Nordvis on November 4, 2022. All vocals and instruments performed by Erik Gärdefors – recorded and produced at his hermitage.

The new EP deliberates through folkloric sounds and solemn words mankind’s bond with nature. One could say it is the spiritual and musical successor to the similarly named “Vilsna andars boning” (‘Abode of lost spirits’, 2018). Both are heartfelt homages to the flora and fauna of Kinnekulle, a mountain of which nature, legends, and traditions has served as Grift’s main source of inspiration since the project’s conception in 2011.

Vilsna andars boning:

Seven-inch single on black vinyl with heavy jacket including a 4-page A6 booklet. Limited to 500 copies.

On the 2018 “Vilsna andars boning” (‘Abode of lost spirits’), Erik Gärdefors sought to convey his sonic melancholia in a more austere and minimalistic manner than with any of his previous efforts. Heavily infused with traditional Swedish folk, the EP is about our dreams, heritage, and largely forgotten past.

Using only acoustic instruments, Erik captures the same feeling that permeates his metal-based records. This penchant for leaving his characteristic imprint regardless of musical expression is the key to Erik’s success across multiple music genres. Since its 2011 conception, Grift has released prestigious splits with contemporary metal greats like Saiva and Drudkh. Furthermore, Erik’s acoustic solo performances are regularly billed alongside leading neofolk acts such as Sangre de Muerdago, Nebelung, and Wolcensmen. At the time of this announcement, Grift’s metal line-up is preparing for the Lights of Oblivion autumn tour with Panopticon.

To commemorate the release of its spiritual and musical successor EP, “Vilsna andars utmark” (‘Hinterland of lost spirits’), Nordvis are now making this sold-out seven-inch available again.

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