Wardruna founder Einar Selvik has done acoustic concerts and lectures for years, performing Wardruna songs, as well as creations made for the TV-show Vikings. Now parts of this material has finally been recorded live in studio in Solslottet Studio in Bergen (Norway).
Skald takes the listener on a musical journey outside the massive soundscape that Wardruna is known for and into a simpler and more direct form, where voice, poetry and ancient instruments like Kravik-lyre, Taglharpa and Bukkehorn lead the way.
Einar Selvik comments:
Skald was recorded live in the studio with the intention of capturing the raw and uncompromising energy of a live performance rather than aiming for a flawless and polished expression. It sets out to give voice to the ancient craft that once lay at the heart of the Norse oral traditions, presented as it takes shape in the hands of a humble contemporary skald today.