Viking time

is animated

We nowadays know exactly what to expect from stories set in Viking time: strong, tall bearded men clad in helmets and furs who set off with their axes for expeditions of violence and plunder. But when the album Seqvens opens with a bass solo, then a compelling string prelude followed by the crisp announcement: “Viking time is animated by the current of myth and violence generated voltaically in the cells between its boreal cathode and agricultural anode”, this is not the beginning of this stereotypical Viking tale. Viking time appears here in the midst of new modernism music as a sort of common ground between Danish composer and bass soloist Eske Nørrelykke and British writer and performer Neil Bennun.