Siberian dark folk duo Nytt Land have released a video for the track “Johem Ar” from new record, Torem, released October 6 via Napalm Records. Nytt Land are comprised of shamanic couple Natasha “Baba Yaga” and Anatoly Pakhalenko. Torem, the band’s ninth studio album, is sung in old languages Khanty (Siberian Native Tribe) and Old Norse (Old Icelandic).
The band state:
“For us, the song ‘Johem Ar’ became a continuation of the song ‘U-Gra,’ our anthem of Siberia from the previous album ‘Ritual.’ If ‘U-Gra’ is about winter Siberia, with its endless forests and frozen tundra, then ‘Johem Ar’ is about steppe Siberia. About that Siberia, which became a path and home for many nomadic peoples who walked to endless far, following their star.”
The creative backbone of Nytt Land is rooted in their native mythology, historic themes of Northern Europe, and ancient shamanic culture. Their music features massive melodies encapsulated by unique throat singing, meditative grooves and an otherworldly spirit which is alternately dynamic and ambient, reflective of their homeland and surrounding natural environment. They are the very definition of dark, primordial folk.
Photo courtesy of Nytt Land