Photo by Christian Misje.

BardSpec is the Ambient project / band from Enslaved composer/ guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, and since inception in 2015 has since evolved into a fully fledged band, with Steve Austin on guitars/effects, David Hall presenting the live visual aspect of the project, with the layout created by Josh Graham (Soundgarden, Neurosis, IIVII, etc.)

An entirely different entity to Enslaved, BardSpec combine stirring, hallucinatory synth-sounds with mercurial guitar effects and hypnotic rhythms that navigate illusory landscapes. Field recordings, and other found-sounds also drift and evaporate into the ether. Inspired by the German masters Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schultze, Conrad Schnitzler as well as contemporary ambient music like Norwegian one-man-band Biosphere and abstract modern electronic music like When, as well as the electronic/industrial-driven metal like Godflesh. To give you a taster of what’s in store, here’s the video for ‘Fire Tongue’

 

BardSpec – Fire Tongue from By Norse Music on Vimeo.

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