When ten years ago Nebelung released its debut Mistelteinn on the now defunct Dresden label Eislicht – known for its genre defining releases in neofolk –, it received wide attention despite all its technical imperfections. Through the haze of a band taking its first steps into acoustic music and singing, the album seemed to manifest a nature mysticism as pure and heartfelt as it is seldom experienced. Sold out soon after its initial release, and never rereleased, the album now finally gets a new treatment. Partially rearranged, and completely rerecorded, the songs on Mistelteinn are presented here in a new light. The delicacy of the picked guitars, the mournful melancholy of the cello, and the warm sonority of the matured voice all show the notable musical craftsmanship Nebelung has acquired over the decade of its existence. Where the official release revealed merely a glimpse of its beautiful and pristine wilderness, this rerelease finally pulls the listener deep into its world, singing nature’s hymn, clear and unimpeded.
releases July 15, 2016
All songs written by Nebelung in 2004.
Initially released on Eislicht (EIS044) in 2005. Exclusively rearranged and rerecorded for this release and format between winter 2014 and summer 2015.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Thomas List at Big Easy Studio in Hennef. All percussion by Jaroslav Töppich. Front picture by Aline | Sphæra Satvrni Art. Layout by Christopher Duis | 1gemachtes.
classical guitar, vocals, accordion, steel string acoustic guitar, chimes