:Of The Wand & The Moon: [Neofolk][Discografía]




Of The Wand & The Moon es el trabajo creativo estético y musical del artista Danés Kim Larsen, junto a diversos colaboradores invitados. Además de estos colaboradores invitados también cuentan otros músicos que participan junto a Larsen exclusivamente para sus presentaciones en vivo.

Larsen funda :Of the Wand & the Moon: luego de tener "diferencias irreconciliables" con uno o algunos de los integrantes de su anterior grupo, una banda de Doom Metal llamada Saturnus(Buena banda por cierto). Larsen entonces luego de esta separación comienza a componer música de una vena distinta, similar en estilo al de sus más primarias influencias, el Neofolk de grupos como Current 93, Death in June y Sol Invictus, pero muy diferente al Doom Metal que había creado hasta entonces con Saturnus.


Bueno, para quien nunca antes ha escuchado de neofolk, los nombres 'Kim Larsen' o 'Of the Wand & the Moon' le resultará en completos extraños, pero para los habituales de este género muy seguramente les resulte familiar el nombre, el hombre y el sonido de alguna de sus temas, pues desde 1999, año en que Larsen publica su primer álbum titulado 'Nighttime Nightrhymes', no se puede pasar por el género neofolk sin escuchar lo que Larsen haya podido incorporar a este género que es aún un joven bosque en crecimiento al que cada cierto tiempo llega la primavera que lo hace florecer y esto se manifiesta con los aportes creativos de las tradicionales bandas del género y los de unos pocos nuevos grupos que debo decirlo, contrastan importantemente en calidad con muchas otras bandas que se relacionan al género, cuyo sonido monótono o prudente y falta de creatividad o conformismo al trabajar sobre lo que ya hicieron los iniciadores del género como Douglas Pierce o Tony Wakeford, pueden servir para disuadir al neófito oyente de la música Neofolk, pero Of the Wand & the Moon es distinta, es una de esas pocas bandas de las que uno desearía hubieran más en el género, con una composición audaz que incorpora elementos de la cultura popular contemporánea o de la música acústica tradicional o incluso dando cabida a la experimentación que utiliza para acertadamente dar vida a sus letras, que además de incurrir en las temáticas típicas (nada molestas) en el neofolk como el paganismo, las temporadas, el renacer de la naturaleza, la naturaleza mística del boque y de sus robles, los hiperbóreos, el sol negro, las runas, e incluso marcial como en el álbum 'The Sonneheim'.. Pero que por ese espíritu de constante cambio o incursión que ha marcado la música de Larsen, sus letras han alternado en temas más urbanos o pop(ulares), esto es más evidente en su último trabajo publicado en el 2011 con el título de 'The Lone Descent'.

Además de estas temáticas hay que agregar el luciferismo, al que Larsen dedicó un álbum publicado en el 2003 con el título 'Lucifer'. Este no es un caso irregular en el neofolk, se trata de un culto por el que Larsen junto otros artistas dentro del círculo post-industrial como Boyd Rice o Michael Moynihan, se han visto seducidos a causa de influencias tan disímiles e incluso antagónicas como lo son Otto Rahn y Alyster Crowley.





La música de Larsen es sutil, nada acelerada, los cambios de ritmo o de modulación son importantes y notorios entre trabajo y trabajo, esto es evidente entre Sonneheim y sus anterior discos, de hecho Sonneheim establece un cambio en ese sentido en la música de OTWATM. En sus presentaciones sobresale el sonido acústico que produce la guitarra Larsen, apoyada por una batería de percusión tradicional, un bajo y una teclado.

Si escuchas música Neofolk pero por alguna razón no conoces a OTWATM, la banda está más que recomendada, si no has escuchado antes música neofolk pero te interesa conocerla, la banda es el paradigma del género, es quizá por tanto hoy, la mejor opción para comenzar a hacerlo.



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Albums


Nighttime Nightrhymes (2 versions) Euphonious Records (1999)
:Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness: (5 versions) Euphonious Records (2001)
Lucifer (3 versions) Euphonious Records (2003)
1998-2003 (3xLP, Album + 2xCD, EP + Box, Ltd) Auerbach Tonträger (2004)
Sonnenheim (3 versions) Heiðrunar Myrkrunar (2005)
Live In Moscow 17-IX-2011 Not On Label (2011)
The Lone Descent (2 versions) Heiðrunar Myrkrunar (2011)






Nighttime Nightrhymes (1999)




Label: Euphonious Records ? PHONI018
Format: CD, Album
Country: Denmark
Released: 1999
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 102.83 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Gandr (00:46)
02. I Crave For You (02:50)
03. Lion Serpent Sun (04:34)
04. Sól Ek Sá (04:11)
Arranged By [Strings] ? Anne Eltard
05. In The Colours Of Night (03:37)
06. The Substance Of Simplicity (02:30)
Lyrics By [Adapted From Magick In Theory And Practice] ? Aleister Crowley
07. Raven Chant (03:49)
08. She With Whom Compar'd The Alpes Are Vallies (03:22)
Lyrics By [Adapted From The Countesse Of Pembrokes Arcadia] ? Sir Philip Sidney
09. VargQld (03:02)
Arranged By [Strings] ? Anne Eltard, Drums ? Jesper Saltoft
10. Wintry Mantle (04:04)
11. Nighttime Nightrhyme (05:22)
12. Mauna (13:04)


Credits
Artwork By [Layout & Digital Imaging] ? Maria Wendel
Cello ? Camilla Kirchoff
Electronics [Sound Constructions] ? Hansen
Engineer ? Aage Nipper
Engineer [Assistant] ? Louise Nipper
Flute ? Julie Thor Fryd
Lyrics By ? Kim Larsen (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 9 to 12)
Mastered By ? Junior
Percussion ? Lars Koldkjaer
Photography [Algir] ? Allan Larsen
Photography [Sculpture] ? Niels Busch
Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Percussion, Music By ? Kim Larsen
Violin ? Anne Eltard

Notes
Jewelcase release including six-fold one-sheet lyrics booklet.
Engineered at Soundcape Studio, Copenhagen, February-March 1999.
Mastered at Sweep Mastering.
Track 1 and 12 originally written in runes.
Track 12 has a ghost track starting at 6:45.
The accurate duration time of track 12 given on the tracklist is 0:45.













:Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness: (2001)




Label: Euphonious Records ? PHONI019
Format: CD, Album
Country: Denmark
Released: 2001
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 136.62 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Lost In Emptiness (04:23)
02. My Devotion Will Never Fade (04:09)
03. In A Robe Of Fire (04:18)
Backing Vocals ? Linda Knudsen
Cello ? Alex Roland
Violin ? Thomas Hjort-Jensen

04. Algir Naudir Wunjo (12:29)
Percussion ? Lars Koldkjær
05. Silver Rain (05:27)
06. Gal Anda (05:25)
Flute ? Freja Bro Sørensen
07. Here's To Misery [A Toast] (03:43)
08. Can I Erase The Demon? (03:55)
Percussion ? Lars Koldkjær
09. Reficul (17:34)
Producer, Composed By, Performer ? Brian Hansen


Credits
Bass ? Brian Hansen (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7)
Engineer ? Louise Nipper
Engineer [Assistant] ? Aage Nipper
Producer, Composed By, Performer ? Kim Larsen

Notes
Produced, composed and performed under the influence of alcohol and misanthropy by Kim Larsen, except for "Reficul" (Track 9) by Brian Hansen and Kim Larsen.
Engineered at Soundscape Studio, Copenhagen, October 2000.
Jewel case release including 12 page lyrics book.
















Lucifer (2003)




Label: Prophecy Productions ? PRO 062, Auerbach Tonträger ? AB 007
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2003
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 85.28 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Lucifer (04:27)
02. Nær Skóg Nær Fjöllum (03:56)
Flute ? Freja Bro Sørensen
03. Megin Runar (04:33)
Backing Vocals ? Linda Knudsen
Bass ? Brian Hansen
Cymbal ? Lars Koldkjaer

04. Followe Thy Faire Sunne Unhappy Shaddowe (02:57)
Lyrics By [Adapted From] ? Thomas Campion
05. Time Time Time (04:51)
06. Let It Be Ever Thus (05:23)
Bass ? Brian Hansen
Cello ? Alex Roland
Flute ? Freja Bro Sørensen

07. Reficul [II] (09:21)
Keyboards, Sampler ? Niels Rønne
08. Lucifer (03:28)


Credits
Engineer ? Louise Nipper
Engineer [Assistant] ? Aage Nipper
Layout ? StandArt, Søren Granhof Schjøtt
Mastered By ? Flemming Hansson
Photography [Algiz & Björketorp Stone] ? Lars Wahl
Photography [Cover] ? Jesper Saltoft
Photography [Portrait] ? Fenella Overgaard
Producer, Composed By, Performer ? Kim Larsen

Notes
Engineered at Soundscape Studio October 2000, mastered at Sweep Mastering.
Released under license from Euphonious/Voices Of Wonder.
This is the second half of the :Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness: sessions.
Jewel case with 12-page booklet.
Auerbach label/cat# do not appear on release, but were added retroactively by Prophecy.













1998-2003 (2004)




Label: Auerbach Tonträger
Catalog#: AB 009
Format: 3 x Vinyl, LP, Album* + 2 x CD, EP + Box Set, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 2004
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 224 kb/s
Size: 94.02 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

CD1:

01 Gal Anda (07:19)
02 I Crave For You (02:58)
Featuring ? Matt Howden
03 In A Robe Of Fire (04:20)
04 Sól Ek Sá (04:07)
05 My Devotion Will Never Fade (03:54)
06 Lost In Emptyness (03:49)
07 She With Whom Compar'd The Alpes Are Vallies (03:36)





CD1:

01 Raven Chant (04:06)
02 Gal Anda (04:40)
03 Lost In Emptiness (03:57)
04 Silver Rain (04:44)
05 I Crave For You (03:01)
06 Lion Serpent Sun (04:02)[/font]





Credits
Cello - Camilla Kirchoff (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B5)
Flute - Julie Thor Fryd (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B5)
Guitar, Percussion - Morten Lybecker (tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-6)
Keyboards, Percussion - Niels Rønne (tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-6)
Other [Sound Constructions] - Brian Hansen (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B5)
Percussion - Lars Koldkjær (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B5)
Violin - Anne Eltard (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B5)

Notes
Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies. This box set contains 3 LPs (each with picture inner sleeve) & 2 digipak CDs. Every tenth box set additionally contains a signed photograph of Kim Larsen.

CD 1 : Algiz
Exclusive CD only available with this set, collecting rare and previously unreleased tracks from between 1998 and 2003.
Tracks 1 & 4 are previously unreleased versions.
Tracks 2 & 3 are the versions from I Crave For You 7" released on Prophecy Productions 2001.
Track 5 is the version from Lichttaufe 2 compilation CD released on Prophecy Productions 2001.
Track 6 is the version from My Black Fate 7" released on Hau Ruck! 2001.
Track 7 is the version from Bringing Light & Darkness split 12" released on Bragagild 2001.

CD 2 : Hagal
Exclusive CD only available with this set, containing live recordings from two :Of The Wand & The Moon: concerts.
Tracks 1 & 2 were recorded live at the Hau Ruck! Festival, The Monastary - Austria, Wien 02.11.02
Tracks 3-6 were recorded live at Magnifiosi Club - Netherlands, Lisse 13.10.02

front und back covers CD 1 : Algiz











Sonnenheim (2005)




Label: Heiðrunar Myrkrunar ? HEIM003
Format: CD, Album, Digipak
Country: Germany
Released: Oct 2005
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 109.18 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Black Moth (05:15)
02. Nighttime In Sonnenheim (02:08)
Vocals, Backing Vocals, Accordion ? Andreas Ritter
03. Summer Solstice  (03:07)
Accordion ? Andreas Ritter
Backing Vocals ? Fenella Overgaard
Drums ? John Van Der Lieth

04. Honour (04:59)
Guitar [Strum Guitar] ? Morten Lybecker
05. My Black Faith (02:58)
Cymbal ? Lars Korsholm
06. Wonderful Wonderful Sun (02:14)
Accordion ? Andreas Ritter
Backing Vocals ? Louise Nipper

07. Hollow Upon Hollow (02:42)
08. Camouflage (05:07)
Accordion ? Andreas Ritter
Backing Vocals ? Fenella Overgaard
Drums ? John Van Der Lieth

09. Lieblos Hin Zur Dunkelheit (02:33)
Vocals, Backing Vocals ? Andreas Ritter
10. Hail Hail Hail II (02:40)
Backing Vocals, Drums ? John Van Der Lieth
Vocals, Backing Vocals ? Andreas Ritter

11. Here's An Ode (03:16)
12. I Shall Feast (03:48)
13. Like Wolves (02:55)
Accordion ? Andreas Ritter
14. Winter Solstice (10:06)


Credits
Artwork By [Layout Assistance] ? Mikkel Ege Hübsch
Engineer ? Louise Nipper
Keyboards [Additional Keyboard Wizardry On Nearly Everything], Other [Technical & Moral Support] ? Niels Rønne
Mastered By ? Flemming Hansson
Photography [Cover Photo] ? Kim Larsen
Photography [Potrait] ? Fenella Overgaard
Producer, Performer ? Kim Larsen

Notes
Produced and performed by Kim Larsen between May 2002 and August 2004 in Copenhagen.
Released in gold embossed digipak with 6 page lyrics booklet.
A repress exists, the new version comes in slipcase with embossed metallic-foilblocked titles and spot-varnish elements, a 12 page booklet with all the texts and now in jewelcase.
Track 14 has a ghost track starting at 6:30.



















Live In Moscow 17-IX-2011 (2011)




Label: Not On Label
Catalog#: none
Format: 1xFile, Bootleg
Country: Russia
Released: 22 Sep 2011
Genre: Folk
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 114.94 MB
Server: mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Summer Solstice
02. Nighttime in Sonnenheim
03. Hail Hail Hail II
04. Hollow Upon Hollow
05. Hold My Hand
06. Dirtnap Stories
07. Immer Vorwärts
08. Wonderful Wonderful Sun
09. Lost In Emptiness
10. Absence
11. Lucifer

* * *
Total Time: 50:18



Todos los temas están contenidos en un solo archivo, no divididos en pistas.













The Lone Descent (2011)




Label: Heiðrunar Myrkrunar ? HEIM010
Format: CD, Album
Country: Denmark
Released: 16 Sep 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 157.59 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Sunspot (07:08)
02. Absence (06:31)
03. A Pyre Of Black Sunflowers (08:35)
04. Tear It Apart (04:36)
05. We Are Dust (03:24)
06. A Tomb Of Seasoned Dye (04:52)
07. Is It Out Of Our Hands? (05:49)
08. Watch The Skyline Catch Fire (02:52)
09. The Lone Descent (06:50)
10. Immer Vorwärts (02:50)
11. A Song For Deaf Ears In Empty Cathedrals (06:22)


Notes
CD comes in glossy spotvarnished slipcase and 24 pages booklet.
















Singles & EPs


Midnight Will (2 versions) Eis Und Licht (2000)
Sól Ek Sà (2 versions) Hau Ruck! (2000)
My Black Fate (3 versions) Hau Ruck! (2001)
I Crave For You (7", Single, Ltd) Prophecy Productions, Auerbach Tonträger (2001)*
Hail Hail Hail (3 versions) Heiðrunar Myrkrunar (2005)
Its Like Dying On Christmas Day (2 versions) Heiðrunar Myrkrunar (2010)  
Shine Black Algiz (7", Pic, Ltd) Heiðrunar Myrkrunar (2011)






Midnight Will -Re- (2005)




Label: Heiðrunar Myrkrunar ? HEIM001
Format: CD, Maxi-Single, Remastered
Country: Germany
Released: Feb 2005
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 81.50 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Midnight Will (06:33)
02. A Mass (03:53)
Percussion [Additional] ? Lars Koldkjear
Vocals ? Andreas Ritter

03. Brace Your Self (04:54)
04. Winter Veil (03:14)
05. A Dirge (03:51)
06. Midnight Will (Live At HauRuck! Festival 03.03.02) (13:00)
07. Untitled (00:59)


Credits
Artwork By [Layout Help] ? Mikkel Ege Hübsch
Engineer ? Lousie Nipper
Keyboards [Additional] ? Niels Rønne
Photography ? Lars Wahl
Producer, Written-By, Performer ? Kim Larsen

Notes
Engineered at Soundscape Studio 13.03.2000 and re-captured, re-mixed, re-mastered and edited 13.03.2004.
Tracks 1-5 originally released on the Midnight Will 10" issued on Eis & Licht in 2000.
Track 6 is a live recording from Vienna in 2002 (music: 0:01-5:33 / silence: 5:34-13:00).
Track 7 is an unlisted bonus track which is either a live or demo version of "Winter Veil".













Sól Ek Sà (2000)




Label: Hau Ruck! ? HR!06
Format: Vinyl, 7", 33 ? RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Black
Country: Austria
Released: Feb 2000
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Ambient, Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 34.16 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. My Blackflamed Sun (08:55)
02. Sól Ek Sá [Remix] (04:06)
03. Lion Serpent Sun (04:24)


Notes
This is the black vinyl edition, limited to 566 copies.
A dark blue vinyl edition of 100 copies also exists.











My Black Fate (2001)




Label: Hau Ruck!
Catalog#: HR!24
Format: Vinyl, 7", 33 ? RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Black
Country: Austria
Released: Oct 2001
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 192 kb/s
Size: 9.15 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. My Black Fate [Live] (03:05)
02. Lost In Emptyness (03:51)


Notes
Side A is an early live version of the track "My Black Faith" which appears on the later released album Sonnenheim.
Side B is a new version of the track "Lost In Emptiness" which appears on the album :Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness:.
This is the black vinyl edition, limited to 300 copies.
A green vinyl edition of 100 copies is also existing.
The 7" bears no title, but the title "My Black Fate" is used on the official :Of The Wand And The Moon: website.











Hail Hail Hail (2005)




Label: Heiðrunar Myrkrunar
Catalog#: HEIM002
Format:Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, White
Country: Germany
Released: July 2005
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Experimental, Neofolk

Bitrate: 192 kb/s
Size: 8.15 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Hail Hail Hail (03:53)
02. Benediction Malediction (03:14)

* * *
Total Time 7:07


Notes
Limited to 666 copies on white vinyl.
First 66 copies includes limited artwork by danish artist Mikkel Soll.
"Benediction / Malediction" is a cover of the intro / outro from Current 93's "Swastikas For Noddy" album.











It's Like Dying On Christmas Day (2010)




Label: Heiðrunar Myrkrunar
Catalog#: HEIM008
Format: Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 2010
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 17.84 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. We Are Dust [No Yule This Year, My Love] (03:35)
Backing Vox - Louise Nipper, Lorenzo Woodrose, Aron

02. Dirtnap Stories*** (04:18)
Cello - Soma Allpass



Notes
*Words & Music by Lee Hazlewood
Presented in a strong cardboard cover with gold foilblocked lettering.
Limited Edition of 500 copies.













Shine Black Algiz (2011)




Label: Heiðrunar Myrkrunar
Catalog#: HEIM009
Format: Vinyl, 7", Picture Disc, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: Denmark
Released: 22 Mar 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Neofolk

Bitrate: 320 kb/s
Size: 12.41 MB
Server: Mediafire


Tracklist:

01. Shine Black Algiz (02:58)
02. Hold My Hand (02:18)


Credits
Engineer [Enginnered By] ? Louise Nipper
Written-by, Producer [Produced By], Performer [Performed By] ? Kim Larsen

Notes
Recorded spring 2010 at Soundscape Studio, Copenhagen
Tesco Distribution
The 7" comes in a strong cardboard cover with gold foilblocked print.
Limited edition of 500 copies.


















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