Watch: ‘Faceless’ by Nordic Giants

Posted: 28 January 2022 in Recommended Streams and Videos
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With their new album Symbiosis set for release on 4th February, the mysterious Nordic Giants have shared the first single from their upcoming record, with the stunning short film for ‘Faceless’ featuring Alex Hedley. Rôka and Löki comment: “We are thrilled to premiere our latest short film ‘Faceless’ featuring Alex Hedley from our brand new album Symbiosis. This film touches upon the symbology surrounding the mythical ouroboros symbol – or snake swallowing its own tail.  It’s an allegory for the trappings of life, where every soul is accountable for their own path, but often chooses to remain in the comforts of ignorance or self sabotage. It’s a little dark, but it’s also quite funny!  A huge thank you to our good friend and actor Simon Brice, who literally got dragged through hell and back whilst filming and also to Nathan M Hetherington for his production assistance. Make sure you find a big screen, set the quality to high and turn your speakers up or headphones loud!”

Watch the video here:

New album Symbiosis represents the interdependent relationship of all life. The union and blending of polar opposites, the harmony created when two different elements combine, not just in nature or in a philosophical sense, but at the root creative level.

This collection of songs blends light with dark, moments of ambience with power and the subtle with the mysterious – themes that Nordic Giants continue to experiment with extensively over the years.

As a whole, the album encompasses a broad tapestry of weird and wonderful sounds, from vintage analogue synths, Tibetan bowls and even a Carnyx horn, to some familiar guest vocalists in the form of Alex Hedley and Freyja – adding their haunting and ethereal sounds on top of what what is predominantly a multi layered instrumental album.

These symbiotic themes of union and interdependence don’t stop just with the music, but are continued throughout the album artwork. Working closely with photographer Neal Grundy, they had many discussions of which material combinations and elements would help symbolise the message. By combining different paints into water they were able to photograph and capture some amazing results, which can only be described as an interlacing synergy of the natural with the supernatural.

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NORDIC GIANTS & ÅRABROT UK TOUR DATES

16/02  Manchester, YES

17/02  Liverpool, 24 Kitchen Street

18/02  Birmingham, Castle & Falcon

19/02  Nottingham, Contemporary

20/02  Glasgow, CCA

21/02  Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

22/02  Colchester, Arts Centre

23/02  Gloucester, Guildhall

24/02  Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

25/02  London, The Garage

26/02  Brighton, Chalk

27/02  Bristol, The Fleece

28/02  Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (Nordic Giants only)

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