BREIDABLIK to release new album via Apollon Records
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- Posted on 20-01-2022
With “Alduorka”, their fifth full-length studio album, Norwegian Breidablik dives evendeeper into the world of progressive electronic and ambient music. Now signed on Apollon Records Prog, the band’s latest release is even richer and wide-ranging than its predecessors, with judicious use of synthesizers, guitar, flute, and drums. “Alduorka” is a concept album about waves, here understood as “a sudden occurrence of or increase in a phenomenon, feeling, or emotion”. The title “Alduorka” is from Faroese and can be translated to “wave energy”. Through six varied tracks, “Alduorka” explores different facets of waves through both sounds and emotions.
Breidablik was formed in Bergen, Norway in 2012. The current line-up includes MortenBirkeland Nielsen on synthesizers, guitars, Håkon Oftung (Jordsjø, Elds Mark, Tusmørke) on guitar, and Trond Gjellum (Panzerpappa, Suburban Savages, Electrond, and Mythopoeic Mind) on drums. Long time friend of Breidablik, V’ganðr (Helheim, Taake, ex- Aeternus, and many more) makes a guest appearance on bass guitar on Alduorka.
Breidablik music is inspired by the Berlin School of Electronic Music movement (e.g.,Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Michael Hoenig), albeit using a more contemporarymusical expression. Breidablik’s music is instrumental and mainly based on analog synthesizers, although acoustic and electric guitars, as well as flutes and percussion, also constitute an important part of the music.
Breidablik’s former album releases, Vinter (2017), Penumbra (2017), Nhoohr (2019), and“Omicron” has gained the band a solid following and reputation among both fans and thepress. “Omicron” is currently rated as the 13th best progressive album release from 2020 at progarchives.com . Synths and Sequences gave ”Omicron a 4.75/5 rating and wrote “
As for OMICRON, Breidablik succeeded in bringing its music to another level of excellenceby offering an album of exceptional quality where the high-tension cinematic genre fits tothe essence of vintage Berlin School in a vision of its own. Splendid from A to Z!
Morten Birkeland Nielsen: Synthesizers and electric guitar
Håkon Oftung: Electric guitar and flute
Trond Gjellum: Drums
V’ganðr: Bass guitar