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Langtidsperspektiv (Long-time perspective) is a concept album that has been inspired by local events and small stories in Langvassgrenda, a hamlet located in northern Rana (Nordland).
Combining elements of electronica, progressive rock, ambient and post-rock, the album ranges from the serene to the stormy, and from the tragic to the triumphant.
The album is written by Marius Leirånes, who has roots from the farm of the same name (Leirånes). To this day the Leirånes farm is still operating in Langvassgrenda. The farm was established in the middle of the 18th century. The family who settled there used the name Leirånes which is also the place name where the farm is located. Marius has researched the history of the farm and surrounding area.
“Music and geography are closely related. Places have their sounds, and sounds have their spaces. A lot has been said about the "Nordic sound", whether it be jazz, progressive rock, electronica or extreme metal. We tend to think of isolation, melancholy, a certain kind of light, coldness, vast stretches of ice and rock.”
“Few have pinpointed their Nordic sound more precisely than Marius Leirånes, known from the Norwegian prog band Pixie Ninja. For his first solo project, he has chosen to tell - through music - the stories of his ancestral homestead, a small farm by the name of Leirånes.”
“The music on this record describes events and landscapes from the farm and its immediate environment, the wild, near-Arctic landscape of Rana in Mo I Rana. This area is pretty much smack on the Polar Circle, plunged into eternal darkness for half the year, while the midnight sun illuminates the summer months 24/7.”
1. Begynnelser 07:17
2. Amerika 05:52
3. Isen på Bukta 04:21
4. Granatsjokk 05:22
5. 1959 10:12
Ketil Vestrum Einarsen
Recorded between June-December 2020, in Nobø studios, Rognan, Norway.
Produced by: Marius Leirånes, and Jacob Holm-Lupo.
Mixed and Mastered by: Jacob Holm-Lupo, at Dude Ranch Studio.
Design by: Henning Lindahl
Released by: Apollon Records