I am not a Viking. I do not want to make music which sounds like it comes from Denmark, Sweden, or Norway, there are artists like Danheim, Myrkur, or Heilung, who do that better. Lunatic Soul is always going to be Lunatic Soul, so for instance – I didn’t want to play the violins, hurdy-gurdy or other folk instruments just because I had an idea for a folk album. And so we have here mainly acoustic guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, and percussions. Yep, I am a rock guy. But thanks to that, the core sound and character of Lunatic Soul haven’t changed.
As a big fan of Dead Can Dance, I have also always wanted to make music “not from this world”, mystical and mysterious, folk, oriental, close to nature. The first Lunatic Soul releases were like that, then it all went in a different direction. But the new album is a continuation of the first two, it’s a return to the roots. Literally and figuratively.
The newest Lunatic Soul chapter “Through Shaded Woods” is coming next week. Get ready for November 13th!
photo by Tomasz Pulsakowski