NewsFebruary 8, 2024 11:41 AM ET599 views

Enslaved drop visualizer for latest single "Forest Dweller"


Roy Bjørge

Norwegian avant-garde pioneers Enslaved marked the one-year anniversary of their cosmic odyssey, Heimdal, with the announcement of Heimdal (Deluxe) digital album, slated for release on March 1, 2024.

This deluxe edition comprises the original studio album, alternative renditions of "Forest Dweller" and "Congelia" featuring cellist Jo Quail, an extra track titled "Gangandi," and the complete recording of "The Otherworldly Big Band Experience" – Enslaved's meserizing 2022 streaming event alongside psychedelic prog outfit Shaman Elephant.

Enslaved dropped the alternative version of "Forest Dweller" today, featuring acclaimed cellist Jo Quail, accompanied by a visually striking video crafted by Costin Chioreanu.

Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson shared the following:

It is an absolute honour to have Jo Quail on these special versions of 'Forest Dweller' and 'Congelia'. We are all big fans of her unique work and style; I have personally had the pleasure of working with her for some time through By Norse Music (the label co-founded with Einar Selvik and our manager Simon Füllemann). When we had the chance to invite guest artists for the release show in Bergen of 'Heimdal' back in March 2023, Jo Quail was a given. She blew our (and the audience's) collective minds with her powerful interpretation and performance on 'Forest Dweller' and 'Congelia' - to the degree that it simply could not be the end of the story. She has a take on her art that is one of a kind - impossible to categorise, haunting, emotive and atmospheric; we feel that this version of us joining forces underlines the artistic and musical kinship we feel being present between our two camps. So here we are; for the world to hear! Be sure to check out Jo's releases while you are at it!!!



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