Written by: Jen Dan
Norwegian folk-electronica artist Morten Richter records under the moniker Metaspion, and as the start of the name suggests, Richter spins a stylistically hybrid sound that digs deeply into Nordic folk, electronica, pop, and even rap.
The exploratory musician dropped his dynamic and complex mainly instrumental (with some sound/vocal samples scattered throughout, like on What Happened?) album, titled Cryptomeduza, at the end of October via Push Records.
The LP is a wild and intriguing mix of music genres that are sometimes represented all in one song. The title track is a country-folk hoedown, while Push is a menacing trap-rap and Havella is up-tempo electro-pop.
Richter comments, “It’s been a joy making this record. On this album I have continued to make Nordic folk-inspired themes over dark… electronic beats. Creating sounds from scratch that blends well with the medieval instruments has been interesting.”
“The raw power of Nordic folk music has a special connection with the electronic music. I think they blend together well and complement each other…”
“I’ve practiced to express emotions without words. There’s a fair amount of vocals on the record, but not so many actual words.”
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