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Low Sun I 02:33
Low Sun II 09:37


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.

Northumbria Trilogy:

Northumbria 3 CD Bundle available here:

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released March 21, 2017

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


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