Lindy Fay Hella – Hildring (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 00:39:26 minutes | 460 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © By Norse Music
Norwegian collective Lindy-Fay Hella (Wardruna) & Dei Farne announce the new album Hildring (meaning mirage) arriving on 26th November via By Norse. Hildring is Lindy-Fay’s second album, following the release of Seafarer in 2019 which was released in her own name. Dei Farne are musicians; Roy Ole Førland, Ingolf Hella Torgersen and new addition Sondre Veland, and with them, Lindy-Fay has found kindred spirits.
Hildring is an intuitively crafted, ornamental and rhythmical record with a dark pop sensibility, channelling the musicians’ mutual appreciation of different genres, from dark synth, folk, jazz, noise/experimental, Krautrock, prog rock, and world music. The soundscapes of Hildring are like moonlight shimmering in running water. Synth drones and fluid melodies are deftly-woven together with the organic sounds of acoustic piano, guitars, harmonium and percussion/drums, elevated into something larger than life by Lindy-Fay’s extraordinary, expressive vocal style.
Lindy-Fay Hella sounds especially liberated on this record, reconnecting to a childhood passion for synths, and her love of “Black Celebration” by Depeche Mode, attributing her vocal experimentation to Dave Gahan’s wide-ranging style. Lindy-Fay also draws powerful inspiration also from traditional Joik singing, unique to the Sámi people of Northern Europe. Lindy-Fay honours her great-grandmother and other Sámi people who suffered injustice when this traditional form was condemned. Harnessing her vocal power is not necessarily about choosing the right words, rather following specific feelings and utilising the voice as an instrument.
1. Lindy Fay Hella – Hildring
2. Lindy Fay Hella – Los
3. Lindy Fay Hella – Insect
4. Lindy Fay Hella – The Lake
5. Lindy Fay Hella – Brising
6. Lindy Fay Hella – Kjetto
7. Lindy Fay Hella – Taag
8. Lindy Fay Hella – Otherworld
9. Lindy Fay Hella – Gjelet