Exclusive: TUSMØRKE Premiere Title Song From Upcoming Album “Fjernsyn i Farver”

Exclusive: TUSMØRKE Premiere Title Song From Upcoming Album "Fjernsyn i Farver"

Norwegian progressive folk rock four-piece Tusmørke return with a new album entitled Fjernsyn i Farver on May 4th, out via Karisma Records. The band has teamed up with us at Prog Sphere for an exclusive premiere of the title song. Listen to it below.

Commented bassist and singer Benediktator: “Fjernsyn i Farver’ – Colour Televison (or visions from afar appearing at the speed of light in full colour; or the mystery of sight; or the wonder of stars, their lives and deaths). ‘Fjernsyn’ is the archaic Norwegian phrase for television, translating the greek and latin parts of the term directly: ‘Far sight,’ in the sense of ‘visions of something far away.’ 

‘Farver’ is an archaic Norwegian spelling of ‘colour,’ most common on the posher side of Oslo and especially with the older generation. So in the movie ‘Himmel og Helvete’ (Heaven and Hell, 1969), there is a Norwegian underground poet in an orange turtleneck reading a poem in Club 7 in Oslo:

“Flimrer/flimrer/natt/lys/farver/flimrer/farver/lys/natt/jeg flimrer/du flimrer/det er natt/farver/lys/vi er natt/farver/flimrende lys.”

“Flickering/flickering/night/light/colours/flickering/colours/light/night/I flicker/you flicker/it is night/colours/light/we are night/colours/flickering lights.”

It’s like Tusmørke; you get it or you don’t. This track is probably Tusmørke at it’s most (Norwegian) new wavy, with a healthy dose of psychedelia, sci-fi and semantics.

Tusmørke - Fjernsyn i Farver

Fjernsyn i Farver is Tusmørke‘s sixth full length album, loosely based on two concepts of light, time and reality. How everything we see is a reflection made by light from the sun hitting an object - the reflected light is registered by our eyes, but the reflection is also sent out in all other possible directions, travelling at the speed of light. The unobstructed reflections would travel forever onwards into space. If we could devise a means to move faster than light, we could overtake these reflections and view them again, seeing history backwards The second idea is that light is not seen as anything until it hits something and is reflected back, creating an image in colour for the human eye. So if there were no physical objects to reflect the light, there would be an eternal totality, a darkness of sorts, since light would not be seen.

All very mind-blowing, but Tusmørke are not afraid of anyone or anything – not even bafflingly complex theories of existence. They gladly tackle, grapple and wrestle with ideas they barely comprehend, yet keenly perceive to be significant.

Fjernsyn i Farver is out on May 4th via Karisma Records; pre-order it from Bandcamp or Karisma Records web store.

Fjernsyn i Farver Track Listing:

1. Fjernsyn i farver
2. Kniven i kurven
3. Borgerlig tussmørke
4. 3001
5. Death Czar
6. Tøyens hemmelighet

Tusmørke line-up:

- Benediktator – Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion
- Krizla – Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion
- The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas – Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3, William de Blaise harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble
- HlewagastiR – Drums and percussion

Cover photo: Terje Skår

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