release date: 13-11-2020
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Limited edition of strictly 500 copies!
A (if not THE!) classic neofolk/dark folk album, finally released on remastered vinyl! Of TheWand & The Moon is the brainchild of Danish singer/songwriter Kim Larsen, who was first acknowledged as guitarist and main songwriter on the first three albums of popular doom metal act Saturnus, which he left shortly before the release of their milestone album ”Martyre” (2000). On Saturnus songs such as ”The Fall of Nakkiel” and ”For your Demons”, Kim Larsen already touched ground with the neofolk/darkfolk genre.
In 1999, shortly before leaving Saturnus, Larsen released his first solo album ”Nighttime Night- rhymes” under the Of The Wand& The Moon monicker. The album consisted of 12 dark and nordic mythology-based neofolk songs that quickly caught the attention of fans and press, with german Sonic Seducer Magazine hailing the album as ”Album of the Month” and having Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig to book :OTW&TM: right away, with Larsen turning his solo- project into a live act.
The neofolk/darkfolk genre where acts such as Death In June, Current93 and Sol Invictus were the pioneers leading the way since the beginning of the 80’s, had a totally fresh injection with a band like :OTW&TM:, who slowly became one of the biggest names in the scene over the years. The second album ”Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness” (2001) is still seen as one of the band’s finest works, containing classic songs such as ”Lost in Emptiness”, ”Silver Rain” and ”Gal Anda”, which still are frequently played at their concerts.
With later albums such as ”Sonnenheim” (2005) and especially ”The Lone Descent” (2011), :OTW&TM: have gained a big following all over the world, also in more broader music environments, playing famous festivals such as Roskilde Festival, Roadburn etc.,and getting top reviews in the biggest daily newspapers in Denmark, while their music have slowly drifted toward a less dark folk sound, but more inspired by 60’s psychedelic folk and a big, atmospheric sound. :OTW&TM: have been touring all over the world constantly since the debut album in 1999, playing all over Europe (west, east, north,south), USA and Australia.
This release is a vinyl repress of ”Emptiness Emptiness Emptiness” from 2001, one of :OTW&TM:’s most popular albums. The album has only been released on vinyl previously as part of a limited box in 500 copies (in 2004), but has been widely requested for a proper vinyl release for many years. The album has been re-mastered by Robert Ferbrache (Blood Axis, WovenHand etc.)
TRACKS: A1 Lost in Emptiness A2 My Devotion will never fade A3 In a Robe of Fire A4 Algir Naujo Wunjo B1 Silver Rain B2 Gal Anda B3 Here’s to Misery (A Toast) B4 Can I erase the Demon? B5 Reficul