Einar Selvik’s Snake Pit Poetry
Einar Selvik, multi-instrumentalist and founder of the Norwegian Band Wardruna just released his “Snake Pit Poetry”, which he exclusively composed for the Canadian-Irish TV series “Vikings”. The EP (released on October 20th) offers an impressive interpretation of the Old Norse death poem of Ragnar Lodbrok known from the Ragnars saga loðbrókar. Together with the beautiful voice of Icelandic singer Hilda Örvarsdóttir the Ormagarðskvæði (engl. snake-pit poetry) unfolds like waves to ever new mystical heights. Besides this epic piece of music, the release also features a version of the song in a skaldic mode consisting of Einar’s voice in accompaniment with his famous Kraviklyra.
The EP is available as a digital release as well as a limited 10-inch vinyl decorated with an etching in the style of the cover art on the unused B-side.