Norwegian act Metaspion impressed last year with the track “Old Rules Don’t Apply,” a showing that fused 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.”
Now, Metaspion’s latest track “Pyros” is released. This gem infuses hip-hop into the artist’s engaging electronic-minded production, with stirring fiddles and heavy rhythm sections combining with the great flow of rapper Skam R’ Tist.
Of the track, Richter says: “It was a “wow!” moment when I first put an 808 kick over a Hardanger fiddle playing a folk riff. I remember thinking this is something the world has never heard before. It was like something exploded or caught fire. Which later led to the lyrics.”
“Pyros” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2019’ Spotify playlist.