‘Noder’ by Linnea Hjertén | New Album, ‘Nio systrar’
Exclusive track premiere of ‘Noder’ by Linnea Hjertén, taken from the upcoming album, ‘Nio systrar,’ January 12, 2024 via Nordvis Productions.
Born from the synthesis of Swedish folk melodies and ritual ambient, Linnea Hjertén’s debut album “Nio systrar” (‘Nine sisters’) is a wordless invocation of primordial energy – a psychoacoustic gateway to altered states of consciousness. Each of the nine tracks brings us deeper into the cycle of spiritual death and rebirth, stripping away the old to make way for the new. With a musical maturity far beyond her years, Hjertén channels the ethereal beauty of Dead Can Dance, the spellbinding chants of Kari Rueslåtten, and the minimalist Nordic atmosphere of Forndom.
“You view the world from a perspective you’ve never experienced before. You find yourself at a junction and see how everything interconnects in nodes. You don’t know where to go – only that you must continue to wander. Sooner or later, you’ll arrive at the next node. Sometimes, you wander in darkness, and sometimes the loneliness is palpable. But you know of something unspoken, and therefore, you keep walking.”
‘Nio systrar’ will be released by Nordvis on CD and digital format on January 12, 2024. It was recorded, produced, and mixed by Linnea Hjertén. Samples and additional recordings by Ludvig Swärd (Forndom). Mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio.
As a natural extension of her spiritual practices, Linnea Hjertén reached a point where her melodies had to break the confines of her private sanctuary. The compositions had initially served a wide range of purposes: as grounding forces, as enhancements of energies, and as manifestations of intent to release that which no longer served her. With an expansive love for diverse genres – from ambient to folk, from jazz to various forms of metal – her music is less about the style and more about a different quality, sound, or purpose. Trained in music engineering, Linnea relishes the creative journey from inner melody to final production, unearthing the exact tools needed to craft the perfect musical space.
From ambient to folk, from jazz to various forms of metal – her music is less about the style and more about a different quality, sound, or purpose. Crafted with an expansive love for diverse genres.
Pre-order ‘Nio systrar’ by Linnea Hjertén here.
Headline photo: Helgea Hekate