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Ihsahn - Arktis.

Postby Koshchei » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:14 am

Pressure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTlyDAOo5Zg
Mass Darkness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VxbJb_Gs8w

I'm really looking forward to this. Ihsahn has grown tremendously as a musician -- his style it totally unique and his compositional skills are virtuoso.

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Postby Bredo » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:39 pm

aaah, from my own backyard :mrgreen:

One question though:
What's your (all americans and english native speakers) take on the "scandi english" pronouncements?
Better when singing than speaking it, anyway :wink:

Does it suit any musical genre better (or worse) than others?

PS. An old advice from Norwegian record companies was:
If you are going to sing in english, you better aim at the German and Japanese market (or any other part of the world that have less english speaking skills than our self).
That said, they were not exactly very confident back then, he he :lol:
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Postby TRENCHLORD » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:56 am

great stuff, I always find his music interesting

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Postby Jbird » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:33 pm

I'm not familiar with his work, but I have a couple of his backing bands albums… Leprous :)

Does it sound similar to Leprous, but with a different vocalist?

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Postby Koshchei » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:31 pm

Bredo wrote:aaah, from my own backyard :mrgreen:

One question though:
What's your (all americans and english native speakers) take on the "scandi english" pronouncements?
Better when singing than speaking it, anyway :wink:

Does it suit any musical genre better (or worse) than others?

PS. An old advice from Norwegian record companies was:
If you are going to sing in english, you better aim at the German and Japanese market (or any other part of the world that have less english speaking skills than our self).
That said, they were not exactly very confident back then, he he :lol:


English is a Germanic language, so Scandinavians have a natural advantage (except the poor drunken Finns) in comprehensibility when they sing in English. Of course, pronunciation is predicated mostly on familiarity with the language, so sometimes it takes a few listens to figure out which word fell into the tree-chipper.

I haven't heard Norwegian rap or country before, so cannot really comment on the accent's suitability across genres. The accent is well enough known world-wide at this point though, that singing in English shouldn't be an impediment. I quite like the way it sounds, personally. It's gentler and more nuanced than North American English.

Also, jbird: Ihsahn sounds nothing like Leprous, even though they were his backing band for many years. Ihsahn's compositions are a fair bit more challenging, and much deeper conceptually and compositionally (which says a lot, considering how well composed most of Leprous' music is). Don't expect to "get" Ihsahn's work in one listen.

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Postby Bredo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:29 am

Ihsahn is in the band Emperor (last active in 2014 I believe), which he is obviously most famous for :wink:

Well, Norwegian country music, he he = Lots of fun on friday and saturday nights all over the land I guess (not for me though).

Why I ask for the scandi-english pronounciation, is that I sense a change in "eliteism" in the US and UK (many Norwegian acts on different charts in the UK atm). That if the English language is going to be the world language nr 1, we all have to accept different dialects etc.
I love the Indian english (as in India, not native americans). They sound so nice and friendly (serious) :D

Even ABBA is kinda cute in their own way................ And have sold over 400 000 000 records :shock: :shock: :shock:
So I guess it don't matter much, if you like the music :wink:

Thanks for answering.
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Postby Koshchei » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:22 pm

I can't speak for the mainstream at all, but please don't think that English is a prerequisite to entry into an English market... there's a lot of stuff that does very well despite being in another language. Off the top my head, Amalie Bruun's solo project, Myrkur has a lot of recognition in the US despite being entirely in Danish.

Also, please don't thank me for responding -- from one socialist Northerner to another, we should be able to talk/debate/discuss without obligation. :)


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