BardSpec — the ambient new project featuring Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day's Steve Austin — will release their new album, Hydrogen, on June 23rd via By Norse Music. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the entire album stream right here, right now. Check it out below.
"I remember listening to Richard Burmer and his album Mosaic from 1984. I thought I fell asleep but I was in a semi-lucid state where I still registered music — but not much else," Bjørnson said of the appeal of trance-inducing aspects of music. "At the end of side A there's an explosion so violent and extreme that I jumped two feet into the air and was totally shocked. The weird thing is, I couldn't remember it being there. When I revisited the music again it was just a little 'thud.' I was just experiencing a trance so deep into the music that this deviation from the pattern and frequencies in the foregoing half hour of monotony totally shocked me. I loved it!"
In addition, BardSpec will perform a rare and special show on June 29th at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar. The record release show — in association with AISA and By Norse – features BardSpec alongside Josh Graham's IIVII and recent additions, Gnaw. Tickets are still available.