For many, many years I have really admired and been impressed by our Swedish brothers and sisters who have so many great prog bands. It is therefore gratifying to be able to state that now comes a wave of fantastic Norwegian prog bands. Last discovery is Myhhpoeic.
Mythopoeic Mind is a Norwegian band exploring the combined musical styles symphonic rock and Canterbury prog with members from Panzerpappa, Gentle Knife and Actionfredag/Glutton.
Norwegian prog-rockers Mythopoeic Mind set to release Hatchling, their 2nd album
In the wake of the debut album released purely as a studio project in 2019, mastermind Steinar Børve ( Panzerpappa) sought to establish Mythopoeic Mind as a band. Although Steinar Børve already had material for a full-length album, the band had plans to devote most of their attention in 2020 to giving concerts.
Then came the pandemic and forced a change of plans. Despite being recorded during covid lockdown, the band set out to make Hatchling more spontaneous and organic than its predecessor, leaving most of the material originally intended for the follow-up album for a later release. Fear Fiesta is the opening track from Hatchling and the first taste from the album.
All music and lyrics by Steinar Børve, except Fog Vision (music by Steinar Børve and Ola Mile Bruland/lyrics by
Steinar Børve). All arrangements by Mythopoeic Mind.
Mythopoeic Mind are:
Pål Selsjord Bjørseth: Keyboards and trumpet
Ola Mile Bruland: Fretless bass, double bass and euphonium
Steinar Børve: Saxophones, EWI, keyboards, backing vocals and programming
Trond Gjellum: Drums, percussion, and programming
Veronika Hørven Jensen: Lead and backing vocals
Anders K. Krabberød: Electric and Acoustic guitars
Lars-Jarand Bakkelund: Bassoon (on 5)
Recorded during covid lockdown at various locations in and around Oslo and in Bergen, Norway, June 2020-March.
2021. Mixing and mastering done at Dude Ranch Studio by Jacob Holm-Lupo January-April 2021. Cover design by Steinar Børve. The Mythopoeic Mind crest by Thomas Hagen Kaldhol.