Jordsjø is a prog band from Oslo, Norway inspired by old horror movies, German 70s synth music, Norwegian jazz, campfires, Swedish folk music, fantasy novels and Norwegian nature.
After last year’s critically acclaimed album “Jord”, the band is back with their second album “Nattfiolen”. The seven songs fit seamlessly into their nature romantic, murky and apocalyptic forest prog. A dreamy and warm sounding record, filled with acoustic guitars, flutes, tape echo, analogue synths and Hammond organ. The music reflects the bands longing for a simpler life close to nature, and an imaginary past where life is centered around music.
Formed in the autumn of 2014 by multi-instrumentalist Håkon Oftung (ex-Tusmørke, Black Magic), Jordsjø started out purely as a hobby project, until the addition of further members turned Oftung’s hobby into a fully fledged studio and live band.
JORDSJØ’s debut live appearance took place in the summer of 2015, and the band’s first releases were “old school” with “Jordsjø I” and “Jordsjø II” seeing the light of day in Cassette format in 2015 and 2016 respectively. These were followed by “Songs from the Northern Wasteland”, a split cassette with BREIDABLIK. These three cassettes were later reissued as a self titled, double compilation album.