The Quintessence of Elements: yet another song available for your streaming pleasure

This Friday Tusmørke’s debut album Underjordisk Tusmørke will be unleashed upon the unsuspecting surface dwellers of Oslo, Norway and indeed the rest of the world, unless you live in America and will have to wait until Tuesday 13th of November. We have released a second outtake from the album as a treat available for streaming via the link below.

The Quintessence of Elements is also featured on the CD that comes with the November issue of PROG Magazine, avaiable in the shops today.

A word from our label, Termo Records




Norway’s Tusmørke (Norwegian for twilight) go straight to the heart of the psychedelic matter on their full-length debut album “Underjordisk Tusmørke” (Subterranean Twilight). Culling influences from such prog-psych luminaries as Gong and Caravan, krautrock giants like Can and Amon Düul 2, pagan folksters like The Incredible String Band as well as a healthy dose of Nordic folk music, Tusmørke present a dark cauldron of magical, musical potions.

The band’s history can be traced back to the mid-nineties and the budding, Scandinavian scene of new progressive bands. Back then, the Momrak twins who are the beating heart of Tusmørke called their band Les Fleurs de Mal. The band featured future Wobbler vocalist Andreas Prestmo, and shared the stage with other up-and-coming bands like White Willow. Via intricate pathways, this evolved into Tusmørke, whose music is darker, more intense and dare we say primeval, than the more delicate Les Fleurs de Mal. The album you are holding in your hands will conjure up images of pagan rites, witches dancing in the firelight serenading the new moon, eldritch wizards conjuring dark spirits… And it’s no gimmick: This band lives and breathes the same air that flows through the magical lands their music describes.

The album has been expertly recorded and produced by that master of retro productions, Lars Fredrik Frøislie (Wobbler, White Willow, In Lingua Mortua), and sounds so authentically analogue that you can practically smell the antique equipment that has been used for its making. Lars contributes mellotron, chamberlin, spinet, Hammond organ and a host of esoteric instruments on the album.

Tusmørke is:

Benediktator – bass and vocals (Momrakattakk, Lydia Laska)

Krizla- flute and vocals (Momrakattakk)

HlewagastiR- drums (Wobbler, Angst Skvadron)

Deadly Nightshade- keyboards (Årabrot, This is Music Inc.).