Just recently signed with Napalm Records, Russian Nordic folk and ambient project NYTT LAND offer a dark, otherworldly experience with their new seventh studio album, Ritual, out August 6 via Napalm Records. This eight-song rarity tell tales of gods and heroes, born centuries ago and preserved in traditions, expressed in a unique sonic experience that can best be described by the duo itself as shamanic dark folk. On Ritual, NYTT LAND effortlessly pulls listeners into a world of ancient percussive instrumentation and vocal tradition. Thematically, their work echoes many stories from Norse mythology and historic texts such as the Poetic Edda.
To enter the Ritual, NYTT LAND has unveiled their captivating musical forces through the record’s title track today. Haunting percussive instrumentation and unique, meditative vocal chants display their shamanic dark folk in its full splendor. The song comes along with a hypnotizing music video that emphasizes the unique atmosphere of this sonic adventure with a mesmerizing journey through the dark and brooding woods of Siberia.
NYTT LAND state: “All our songs are, first of all, our personal experience, how we perceive reality around us. Ritual is the release of inner, primal energy through music, words, dances and images. This is what the world and the universe was born into. And we want to share our part of this energy with you.”
NYTT LAND about the video: “The destinies of people and gods spin like threads. They are intertwining with each other in patterns and each of them is unique. The women who spin them are silent and in the hands of each of them is the thread of someone’s life. To some they give good luck in battle and victory in war, and to others death. And only they decide which thread to twist further, creating the main drawing of the great canvas of life, and which one will break off with a thin nap.”