Nanna Barslev is a solo artist from Norway that plays a mixture of experimental and Nordic folk music and this is a review of her 2022 album "Lysbærer" which was released by Norse Music.
Nordic folk instruments start off the album along with some experimental soundscapes a few seconds later. Vocals are all done in a very clean yet ethereal style while the songs also capture the atmosphere of the Viking era as well as some of the tracks also being very long and epic in length.
The drum b eats also give the songs more of a tribal feeling while touches of electronic music also takes the music into more of a modern direction. Spoken word parts can also b e heard briefly along with some songs also adding in a small amount of growls and whispers as the recording progresses.
Nanna Barsley plays a musical style that takes experimental, electronic music and Nordic Folk music and mixes it in with some ethereal style vocals to create a sound of her own. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover Nordic Folklore and mythology from the Eddas.
In my opinion Nanna Barsley is a very great sounding mixture of experimental and Nordic folk music and if you are a f an of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Runebundet" "Askr" "Jagtmarker" and "Sten". 8 out of 10.