von Krogh – ‘WAVES’

Oslo-based band von Krogh depict the turbulent aspect of life’s ups and downs within an emotive production on their new album WAVES. Orchestral folk and anthemic rock alike linger with enduring impact throughout the release, which was recorded in Greenroom Studios in Fredrikstad, Norway, and mixed by Bjarne Stensvik.

The opening two tracks on WAVES are exemplary of von Krogh’s dynamic appeal. “Scales” kickstarts the release with palpable momentum, building from piano-laden balladry into a triumphantly soaring rock sound amidst wordless vocal enthrallment and clamoring percussive intensity. “It’s not your fault,” the concluding vocals call out with spine-tingling effect, tonally exuding shades of Jeff Buckley.

“Costs” follows with a more contemplative folk-inclined setting, presenting a rainy-day setting amidst lyrical lamenting that ascends into a soulful perseverance. Both tracks stir in their quality songwriting across separate tonal displays. “Birds” is another standout, delivering a delicate array of piano and strings that resemble a wedding-day enchantment; it’s another testament to the band’s powerfully emotional and atmospheric sound, conveyed consistently throughout the memorable WAVES.

“Birds” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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