DREAMARCHER RELEASES THEIR FIRST EP TITLED 'HARDING' AND PREMIERES "OMUTA" LIVE VIDEO
Harding is a tribute to Hardanger, the area of Norway where Dreamarcher comes from. It is written with respect to those from the past who clung to the steep mountain sides, planted fruit trees, played the fiddle with eight strings and dressed the mountains in large black pipes which fueled the turbines of industry. They created a society and a life for all those who came after them. Harding was written with the fascination of both the heroic and legendary stories, of common people who fought their own battles of survival.
Harding is the Norwegian word for "a person from Hardanger", but is also the word used to describe the weathered, warm and mentally strong. Hardanger is an icon of Norwegian Romantic Nationalism and also lead the industrial development from around 1900. Because of its remote geography, Hardanger was an area where religion struggled to get a foothold for a long time. During the religious revivals in the 1800s, the Hardanger Fiddle was viewed as a sinful instrument encouraging wild dances, drinking and fights. This lead to the burning and destruction of many fiddles, as they thought it would be best for the soul - and thus the fiddle remains a symbol of rebelliousness.
DREAMARCHER PREMIERES "OMUTA" LIVE VIDEO
The inspiration for the song 'Omuta' is the story of how the prisoners in the Omuta camp experienced the day the nukes hit Nagasaki in 1945. Omuta Live video is featuring a special guest, Benedicte Maurseth, on Hardanger-fiddle.
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"In January 1941, two young men left their families in Hardanger. Sjur Bratteteig died when the Japanese prisoner ship «Maru» was bombed by American planes in 1944. Arthur Lindstrøm however, had been aboard another ship during the attack, suggesting some prisoners had escaped before the bombing. Observations done of two Norwegians in a Soviet prison camp near Vokuta matched one of their descriptions with Arthurs. No one really knows what happened to him."
Read the entire story behind Dreamarcher's inspiration for the song Omuta here.
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