Of The Wand And The Moon – Your Love Can’t Hold This Wreath Of Sorrow
Label: Heidrunar Myrkrunar / Tesco 2021
Danish Of The Wand & The Moon is back with their first new album in 10 years! This is their their first all new album since their highly acclaimed “The Lone Descent” from 2011!
The vinyl is finally in stock!
Danish Of The Wand & The Moon is back with their first new album in 10 years! This is their their first all new album since their highly acclaimed “The Lone Descent” from 2011! A Vinyl edition will follow in early 2022.
The 10 new songs are a highly atmospheric, melancholic and twilightridden output, that this time clearly shows mainman Kim Larsen’s inspirations from 60-70’s singer/songwriters such as Lee Hazlewood, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg, as well as movie soundtracks from the same period. But most importantly – developing the sound from former album “The Lone Descent” (2011). On the other hand, it still maintains some of the dark neo-folk roots of
the band – but is still a huge step musically into brand new directions as well.
The album also includes guest performances by King Dude, legendary Danish singer/author/artist Martin Hall (who also wrote the liner notes for the album), as well as several other household names on the Danish scene such as Uffe Lorenzen (Baby Woodrose), Bo Rande (Blue Foundation) and Sarah Hepburn (Kloster a.o.).
Of The Wand & The Moon started as a soloproject by Kim Larsen in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1998 when he was still a member and composer in doom-metal band Saturnus. The debut album “Nighttime Nightrhymes” was released in 1999 and was a dark folk/neo-folk album that received quite some attention in both neofolk, goth and metal scenes. With the second album “Emptiness Emptiness Emptiness” (2001), the sound of Of The Wand & The Moon had de-veloped much, and is considered a neo-folk/dark folk classic these days. A lot of touring followed all over Europe, as Larsen had assembled several live-members for his touring band.
In the years to come, Of The Wand & The Moon released the albums “Lucifer” (2003), “Sonnen-heim” (2005) and their absolute masterpiece “The Lone Descent” (2011 – see further down), as well as several EP’s and vinyl singles.
Slowly, the band had become one of the top acts in the dark folk/neo folk scene and played gigs and festivals all over the world.
Now finally, after being in the works for over 3 years, the brand-new studio album is finally ready. Produced by Kim Larsen and Mikkel Elzer (Kloster etc) and mixed by Mikkel Elzer as well, the album consists of 10 new songs!
01 Whispers of the Past
02 Your Love can’t hold this Wreath of Sorrow
03 Let’s take a Ride (My Love)
04 Fall from View
05 Love is made of Dreams
06 Twilight Halo
07 Les Journées sans Fin et les Nuits solitaires
08 Williamsburg Bridge
09 Nothing for Me here
10 Barbs of Time