Metaspion – “Old Rules Don’t Apply”


Metaspion is a Norwegian act crafting a very idiosyncratic sound, one that melds folk-rock with traditional Scandinavian music, all with an electronic twist. The project’s name derives from fusing the Greek word “meta” – meaning “about itself” – and the Norwegian word “spion” (“spy”). Metaspion is to spy on oneself. “I think the name spun out of my therapy sessions,” says Morten Richter, the talents behind the project. “I learned to observe my own feelings and reactions. I was kind of spying on myself. I just thought that Metaspion was an interesting combination of words and can mean different things.”

Swift string work and enthusiastic vocal samples combine for a contagious yet atmospheric presence that touts its own unique charm, making “Old Rules Don’t Apply” an apt name for the successful pursuit.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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