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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Ex Cops member Amalie Bruun as Myrkur was produced by Christopher Juul of Heilung.
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  • Record Label: Relapse Records
  • Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Folk, Neo-Traditional Folk, Traditional Folk
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  1. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    If you believe a true artist is offering you an invitation to enter their world and follow them somewhere unexpected, then you'll find a lot to enjoy in Folkesange.
  2. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    It's an important record because it does dig so deeply into the tradition of folk music, as many records in black metal are tending to do. It digs into the sounds celebrated in days of old, and is the perfect addition to your collection.
  3. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    Myrkur's Folkesange is a balm for the soul, a stark and heartfelt offering of solace and comfort amid chaos and darkness; its warmth, resonance, tenderness, and lucidity envelope the listener in reveries of nature, mysticism, and love.
  4. Mar 20, 2020
    60
    Sometimes, the effects are like Clannad on speed. Nervous souls should persevere with opening tracks Ella and Fager Som en Ros. But throughout, Myrkur’s vocals are beautiful and bright, especially on Harpens Kraft, a Norse supernatural ballad, and House Carpenter, once sung by the Watersons and Joan Baez. Elsewhere, deeply eerie, pagan atmospheres rule.
  5. Mar 20, 2020
    60
    Across 12 tracks, it does get a little samey, but then again, individual songs aren’t the entire point here. This is a record that creates an atmosphere around itself, a world of its own, without sounding twee or like something from a real ale festival. A curio, maybe, but a heartfelt and skilfully realised one from a genuinely unique artist.
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