We are delighted to introduce you to this truly excellent debut album from Phaedra, a new voice on the Norwegian music scene. In fact, we have not been so taken by a debutant since the appearance of Susanna and her magical orchestra back in 2004.
Phaedra is Ingvild Langgård (32), singer, songwriter and artist. Educated from Oslo National Academy Of The Arts in 2006, she has also worked with film, photography, field recordings, installations and vocalbased 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.
Phaedra was among the first artists confirmed for the esteemed Øya festival 2011.
1. Death Will Come
2. Honeydewed Autumn
3. The First To Die
5. Black Dog
7. The Darkest Hour
8. The Sea