Swifan Eolh & The Mudra Choir was founded in 2015, by the two musicians Tom Inge Andersen with bass and synth pedals (Utopian Fields, Carvus, Harstad Prog Ensemble) and Rune Seip Bjørnflaten with guitars and vocals (Captain Cumulonimbus & His Wondrous Cloudship, Vishwa Soundreflector), with the goal to intermingle their two respective, distinctive, writing styles, in order to create an even richer musical palette. Swifan Eolh & The Mudra Choir have recently released their debut album The Key. This is an prog album with more than hint of psychedelic music with and spiced with folk, jazz and whatever the musicians feel suitable. The music is performed with a high level of technical proficiency, but the playfulness and spontanity is very fresh and fascinating. The title track The Key and Wounded Dreames,
The song The Key is a funny take on prog, and the electronic piece Blessed Be actually featuring the legend Gilli Smyth from Gong fame, and she is reciting her poem. The mentioned track came with a video made by the video artist Ulf Kristiansen, and was premiered on the website of the international magazine, Prog.
Swifan Eolh & The Mudra Choir have gained many very positive feedback from the audience, and their intricate and hard hitting music is both powerful and melodic. Swifan Eolh & The Mudra Choir is inspired by legendary band as Gentle Giant and King Crimson as well as Frank Zappa and surprisingly enough, Grateful Dead! But most important the music is done in the band`s own way. The track Tides Are Turning,