Listen and read the rest of their assessment HERE.
SEIDR also recently teamed up with major music portal Pitchfork to premiere the album’s title track; listen HERE.
Ginnungagap, their second spell of mind blowing doom, will be released as a 2CD digipak by Bindrune Recordings on September 16, 2013.
The album features the talents of various members of PANOPTICON, WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS, and VIT. It has built upon the endlessly impressive foundation constructed on the debut with more elements of drone, folk and an even deeper glimpse into the emotions and spiritual conflict of the trio behind SEIDR as they glimpse with wonder to the heavens to ponder the age old questions, â€œwhy am I here and how do I use the star stuff coursing through my veins to make sense of it all?â€ Difficult questions sure to cross the minds of all of us, but this band truly poured their souls into the creation of this release, so that the outcome shines with an endlessly crushing and hauntingly beautiful answerâ€¦ the beginning and ending is irrelevantâ€¦ the universe has always existed, and will always exist.
With an organic and dense sound field captured by the band and further realized/mixed/mastered by Colin Marston, Ginnungagap is an endlessly deep well of sound textures that sculpt these songs with reverence and envelope them with waves of sincerity. With hearty contributions to this album by Chet Scott (Blood of the Black Owl/Cycle of the Raven Talons), Jack Hannert (Kolga/Giant Kind) and Kyle (Lake of Blood), Ginnungagap is a product of close friends and spiritual family coming together to create one of the best albums you will hear in 2013, if not in recent memory, and Bindrune is thankful to bring this labor of love home to all of you.
1. A Blink of the Cosmic Eye
2. The Pillars of Creation
4. As You Return
5. The Red Planet Rises
6. Sweltering II – A Pale Dot in the Vast Dark
Total running time: 87:26