Latest Release | 16th of February 2024 | album "The Absence of Noise"
🎵 Escape life's chaos with each track's personal journey. Immerse yourself, read the stories, and connect with the music. You can access all the track stories by clicking here.
"The Absence of Noise" is my second album as Njordlyd. The title of the album does not refer to the absence of noises in my music, as noises serve as a fundamental element in my compositions. Instead, it reflects how I use music creation as an escape from the "noises" in life – the constant disturbances, endless responsibilities, and countless issues demanding attention. This album is a departure from these everyday distractions, a chance to be alone, unrestricted and free from constraints. When I create music, I experience a sense of freedom and solitude. It is a temporary mindset that provides me with a sense of control, even though I usually have a clear purpose in mind when creating music. Although I drift away from the "noises," I remain in command, orchestrating the musical journey.
The music on this album takes the listener on a voyage through a somewhat darker and more cosmic landscape compared to my last work. It's entirely sample-based, featuring an array of field recordings, metro sounds, barking dogs, distorted noises, instruments, and reimagined musical fragments. My passion for manipulating samples and reshaping audio content has only grown since the completion of my previous album, "Getting Closer," and the EP, "Correlations."
If you listen closely, you will uncover subtle, uncharted layers of samples that transform ordinary soundscapes into something entirely new or different. These nuances are nestled within the spaces between the samples, waiting to be discovered.
You can access all the stories by clicking here.
Correlations Part Two
"Correlations Part Two" is a journey observing the passage of time, the feeling of slipping or drifting away, a wandering mind. Gradually adopting or adjusting to a certain situation. A particularly moment ...... click here to read more.
Correlations Part 1-5 (EP)
“Correlations” is my second EP as Njordlyd. An EP consisting of 5 tracks that continues the industrial and dark ambient-styled music from the album “Getting Closer”. Most of the tracks on the album makes use of field recordings, transportation ...... click here to read more.
“Adrift” is the first single from the upcoming album “The absence of noise”. The title of the album is not about the absence of noises in my music, because noises are almost a foundation in my music. No, it is about how I use making music ...... click here to read more.
With Time (single)
Released the 3rd of November 2023. Will be updated soon!
As such it is a continuation of the story from the last release “voices”, which in short was about triggers and input. These triggers and inputs are somehow a natural part of ...... click here to read more.
Dark Ride / Interlaced
“Interlaced” is a 2-songs “single” or ep consisting of Dark Ride (track one) and Interlaced (track two). Both tracks will be on the upcoming album “Getting Closer”. I have deliberately chosen ...... click here to read more.
Getting Closer (Album)
“Getting Closer” is my first full album as Njordlyd. It is an industrial and dark ambient-styled concept album featuring 10 tracks with an extensive selection of samples, stretched sounds and ...... click here to read more.
There is a long story to this track. It all started with a combination of a few sounds, which to me has a sort of “circling” effect. However, the sounds also ...... click here to read more.
Where my last release “Circles” is a quite long track, “Subconsciously” is a shorter track. I see that as a natural development in terms of completing ...... click here to read more.
The definition of perception is the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted. In this case, related to how people perceive and interpret music ...... click here to read more.
When browsing for a track for this release, I came across this one. A track where I was experimenting with a sort of muffled and “bit crunched” voice. While working on the track, I started ..... click here to read more.
Releases Before 2021
Released September 2015 via digital music label Tape Heads and Bandcamp.
“Silent Echoes” is a 2 track EP consisting of ambient, downtempo and mellow elements (amongst others). It starts with Towards the Night, which gives you a sort of comfortable and familiar foundation. You need to listen very closely, and once settled in, you will then notice all the subtle details, changes and growth (organic and thoughtful growth). The final soundscapes and atmospheres in Towards the Night will then lead you to Hidden Moments, where the sound is a little less familiar, taking you to slightly different musically landscape, making you want to carry on and discover all the “hidden moments”.
Released January 2016 via digital music label Tape Heads and Bandcamp.
Truth Can Only Become.... is the first release from Njordlyds concept Njordlyd Presents. This track was created a long time ago by Carsten Faarvang (Njordlyd) and Henrik Jensen (Neotek) under the name "Soil", but never got the proper release and exposure it truly deserves. Therefore, Njordlyd Presents Soil - Truth Can Only Become....
Released July 2016 via digital music label Tape Heads and Bandcamp.
Portadream + Life Is.... is the secod release from Njordlyds concept Njordlyd Presents. These 2 tracks was created a long time ago by Kenneth Asen and Carsten Faarvang (Njordlyd) under the name "Lomax" and is previously un-released.
Released July 2017 via digital music label Tape Heads and Bandcamp.
“Ghost Running” is the second release from Njordlyd. A 2-track single consisting of the Title Track "Ghost Running" & "Shifting".