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Danica Swanson
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Danica Swanson "...there's a sense of vast space in their performances, an echoing into an unknown beyond," writes Ned Raggett about this album. An apt description indeed. That masterful, mesmerizing acoustic spaciousness somehow wraps itself around me as I listen, beckoning toward vast landscapes, both literal and metaphorical. This music inspires wonder. Awe, even. Let it carry you beyond the veil into otherworldly expanses, and savor every detail and texture to the fullest. Favorite track: Wonderstrands.
Seraph Trend
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Seraph Trend Northumbria has created a mesmerizing passage into the Markland. The composition on this album is superb. Excellent wok! Favorite track: Ostara's Return.
Adi Lamror
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Adi Lamror Thank you for creating this. So rare a journey. Can't wait for the third album. Favorite track: Wonderstrands.
Antipodean Zombie
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Antipodean Zombie I am glad I stumbled across this! What a discovery. The first track Torngat could be one of the most haunting and beautiful soundtracks for a movie that doesn't, yet should, exist. The album is worth buying for this track alone, but the rest of the album is still of a very high standard. A true masterpiece. Favorite track: Torngat.
This Is Darkness
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This Is Darkness They definitely stepped outside their comfort zone on Markland, delving into techniques and atmospheres that they had not previously traversed. The final result is next to perfection. Read the full review at:
Ståle Laastad
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Ståle Laastad This album seems like a natural step from their Helluland album.

it has their signature sounds but it gets a bit darker and explores new soundscape.

One of the best albums on Cryochamber, mesmerizing work. Favorite track: The Night Wolves / Black Moon.
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Markland is the second album in Northumbria’s trilogy inspired by the Norse discovery of Canada.

As you set foot in Markland, the salty mist of the ocean gives way, swirling around your heavy boots as they crunch on the rocks. Unexplored land left untouched. The wind screams around the mountaintops and something echoes in the distance. You make your way across the steep mountain pass, your eyes water as the weather turns harsher with each step. From atop the cliffs you kneel in awe at the primordial alien landscape stretching on and on. Your trembling hand covers the yellow hazy sun as you spot wild shadows dancing in the dark forest below. A sickly thunderous roar builds from deep within the earth turning day into night, what is this place?

Using only guitar and bass, and recording their improvised compositions live, Jim Field and Dorian Williamson create a deep textured sound world. Evoking the ancient wonder that the Norse explorers must have felt discovering Markland, the land of the Forests.

The first album in the series, 2015’s Helluland, is available here:

- Available in 24 bit FLAC


released March 21, 2017

Written, Produced, Performed - Dorian Williamson & Jim Field
Artwork & Mastering - Simon Heath



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