OSI AND THE JUPITER – Nordlige Rúnaskog, DLP (Emerald Green)
Second pressing on green emerald double vinyl. Printrun: 200 copies.
Gatefold jacket printed on reverse board, black poly-lined inner-sleeves, a set of 4 art prints on uncoated card stock, A2-poster on uncoated paper, and a designed dropcard with the album download.
OSI AND THE JUPITER are, by comparison, an American entity, which imbues their creations with a strange and totally unique disconnect from the Old Europa similarly channeled by those aforementioned contemporaries. There exists within their creative sphere a distant yet psychically strong conduit to the lore and traditions of the ancients - a veritable bloodline that empowers Kratz and Kakophonix. A surer-footed suggestion of such came with the Grå Hest 7 this past August, and now fully blossoms with the band's masterful third album, Nordlige Rúnaskog. Quite possibly the most perfect music for autumnal fires and the dying of summer's light, here do OSI AND THE JUPITER weave wistful ruminations on old days, The Old Ways, and the ways in which the turning of the seasons mark our lives. It's every inch the superior to the group's preceding recordings, and yet no marked changes have occurred within this iron-girded aesthetic.