Norwegian psychedelic progressive rock band Tusmørke (Norwegian for twilight) is set to release its full-length debut album Underjordisk Tusmørke (Subterranean Twilight). The band’s influences include psychedelic rock legends Gong , Canterbury prog band Caravan, krautrock giants like Can and Amon Düul 2, British folk as well as Nordic folk music.
The band’s history can be traced back to the mid-1990s and the promising, Scandinavian scene of new progressive bands. Back then, the Momrak twins who are the founders of Tusmørke called their band Les Fleurs de Mal. The group featured future Wobbler vocalist Andreas Prestmo, and they shared the stage with other up-and-coming bands like White Willow.
Through complicated conduits, this evolved into Tusmørke, whose music is darker, than the more delicate Les Fleurs de Mal. Underjordisk Tusmørke intends to conjure up images of pagan rites, witches dancing in the firelight serenading the new moon, eldritch wizards conjuring dark spirits.
The album was recorded and produced by Lars Fredrik Frøislie (Wobbler, White Willow, In Lingua Mortua) to get an authentic analog sound. Lars contributes mellotron, chamberlin, spinet, Hammond organ and a host of esoteric instruments on the album.
Tusmørke is: Benediktator on bass and vocals (Momrakattakk, Lydia Laska), Krizla on flute and vocals (Momrakattakk), HlewagastiR on drums (Wobbler, Angst Skvadron), and Deadly Nightshade on keyboards (Årabrot, This is Music Inc.).