By Norse Music has announced its very first international signing, inking a deal with KAUNAN that will finally release their debut.
The album from the German band is entitled “FORN” and due out this autumn.
KAUNAN is Oliver S. Tyr (Ger.), Boris Koller (Au.) and Göran Hallmarken (Swe). Oliver S. Tyr is the frontman of the well-known German folk band FAUN. Boris Koller is a professional painter and composer who specializes in working with the old types of Nyckelharpa (the Kontrabasharpa, and Gammelharpa). He has contributed to numerous studio productions and concerts performed by various early music ensembles. Göran Hallmarken is one of the most outstanding hurdy-gurdy players on the Swedish folk and medieval music scene.
The upcoming album features contributions by leading guest musicians such as Einar Selvik (WARDRUNA), Maria Franz (HEILUNG and SONGLEIKR) and the Swedish percussionist Dhani Åhlman. Accompanied by a booklet rich in illustrations, photos and background stories about the folklore traditions that lie behind the songs, “FORN” will open a new previously uncharted doorway into the world of the ancient north.
KAUNAN comment on joining By Norse Music:
“We are very happy to announce that we will release our first album “FORN” on the Norwegian label “By Norse Music”, joining other artists like WARDRUNA and ENSLAVED. We have a very strong feeling that our brand of Nordic folk music could not be in better company.”