Plucking strings, banging drums and working the windpipes, this one is meant for unleashing the dancer within. Rise with the ecstatic choirs, ride the wave and let the body follow. Even in this day and age, sometimes there’s simply no competition to traditional instruments used right.
Here’s a strong, neo-folk pack of energy straight outta Valhalla. I don’t know what’s the name of the female singer, but her chanting is a perfect match for the solemn male choirs. A piece to march on through “bad” weather.
In Norse mythology, Ginnungagap (“gaping abyss”, “yawning void”) is the primordial void, mentioned in the Gylfaginning, the Eddaic text recording Norse cosmogony.
Well, for a song about the primordial void, this one is pretty delicate and happy. The metalhead in me says that a song called so would have worked better from the pagan black metal scene. But then my spiritual side interjects and says: “but who says the void is dark, or violent?”. Indeed, Eastern philosophies such as Buddhism see the void in a much more mature way.
The metalhead in me is wrong and this song is a beautiful celebration of the importance of the primordial void. Leave your senses behind, save perhaps for hearing and let this song show you.
An acoustic and choral masterpiece the likes of which human history just loves to parade around the Universe with. Even without knowing anything about the folklore behind this song, the strength of life flows through it with unstoppable might. That may not be apparent in the first couple of minutes, because life just rests then. But just wait for the rest to end and for the musicians to really start shining.
The lyrics, with translation:
A song of light and life, arising with the force of Universal vibration. A song of spirit and divinity, blessed with Kati’s pure-as-fire voice. A song that cannot be opposed, only joined.
Voices twine and shine on this completely acoustic melody whose lyrics offer ageless wisdom. Harps, flutes and choirs are the sweet companions of this song’s deep message. It’s a delicate musical poem praising the beauty of life.