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Mohan Thomas
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Mohan Thomas I don't know how to explain this music. Parts of it remind me of... no, never mind. Just listen to it will you? Seems like some greek/turkish or persian influences, but maybe that's just my ears. It's truly epic.
Bob Spector
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Bob Spector Richly instrumented and beautifully orchestrated, this big album is an extended series of variations on themes with deep folk roots from multiple traditions. The work ranges, though, from booming rhythms to parlando meditation, from quiet solo and duo work to a cinematically grand ensemble sound. Often singable, often danceable, it really does achieve symphonic scope, in an astonishing variety of timbres.

(Thanks, Olga Kivius, for buying and describing this album.) Favorite track: Gronja (P4).
Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper I read so much about Opus being mastermind Kim Nyberg's masterpiece that I ordered this one (as double CD) as a birthday present to myself. Poor me, now I have to wait some more weeks till I can allow myself to listen to the downloaded flacs in due time...
PS ... And when it arrived, it happened to be as wonderful as I dared to expect it. Very versatile, very well done - an Opus for real! Favorite track: Tabbouleh Rasa (U1).
Vyacheslav Potapov (VP)
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Vyacheslav Potapov (VP) Awesome conceptual work! I am in great admiration! This is probably the best album!!! I did not hesitate to lay this CD in a my collection of the best works of modern music.
PS. I can't pick a favorite track because this album has 4 large indivisible pieces.
Olga Kivius
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Olga Kivius I like these Danish guys, their music is amazing and great. Now they made something epical and it's really difficult for me to describe it. Influenced by folk, avant-prog and classical music, this is just a new gorgeous album of modern eclecticism that was made not to talk about it but to listen to it )) Very dense stuff with the huge amount of unconventional and bright musical solutions. ))
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OPUS, the sixth Afenginn album, presents a composition built up in four movements, inspired by the form of the classical symphony. Exhibiting individual modes and characteristics, each movement is a piece in it’s own right. Thematic material, motifs and rhythmic patterns, nevertheless, connect each movement with the greater whole. OPUS is the result of a series of unforeseen circumstances, as well as the synergy and effort of many people. In a small way this mirrors how life often evolves: uncontrollable, unforeseeable, yet still somehow navigable. As a composer in the midst of this unfolding play, I am reminded that different qualities usually lead to a whole which is greater than the sum of it’s individual parts. These are part of the sentiments I wish to express with OPUS.


★★★★★★ "A symphonic masterpiece" GAFFA (DK)
★★★★★ "Visionary and timeless. I listened to it in one breath!" Stacja Islandia (PL)
★★★★★"Simply fantastic" Sound & Image (DE)
"A record like this has not been done before" Gaesteliste (DE)
"Matchless masterpiece" Musik an Sich (DE)
"OPUS is a fantastic double album that defies any clear classification" Volker Rebel (DE)
"I love this album more than bacon - and that's saying a lot! Magnificient!" The progressive aspect (UK)

✺ Danish Music Awards - folk 2016: "Composer of the Year"
✺ Danish Music Awards - folk 2016: "Release of the Year"
✺ Danish Music Awards - world 2016: "Danish World Composer 2016"
✺ Danish Music Awards - world 2016: "Live-act of the Year"


released April 29, 2016

Recorded in Studio 3 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Skuret in August-November 2015 by Jonas Nakel, assisted by Romans Komars, Louis Daurat and Weronika Weirzba. Mixed and mastered by Jonas Nakel. Produced by Jonas Nakel and Kim Rafael Nyberg. Music composed and arranged by Kim Rafael Nyberg. Lyrics by Timo Haapaniemi. Additional arrangements by Tróndur Bogason (Partiro Futile, Fototoksik, Pandemonium)

Rasmus Krøyer: clarinet, bass clarinet
Niels Skovmand: violin
Kim Rafael Nyberg: mandolin, piano
Erik Olevik: cello, bass, synthbass
Kaare Munkholm: marimba, vibraphone, piano
Knut Finsrud: drums, percussion
Ulrik Brohuus: drums, percussion

Ólavur Jákupsson: vocals
Ale Carr: cittern
Katrine Grarup Elbo, violin
Heiðrun Petersen: violin
Mads Haugsted Hansen: violin
Daniel Eklund: viola
Live Johansson: cello
Ketil Duckert: trumpet, flugelhorn
Gustav Rasmussen: trombone, bass trombone
Vokalselskabet GLAS: female choir


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One of the leading voices of Scandinavian neo-folk, known for his ambitious orchestrated works. What defines this artist are his seemingly mercurial creative impulses, as each of the 6 full-length albums have been clear departures from the last. For the same reasons that Radiohead is sometimes labeled as prog, Afenginn can also be put into this camp for the way the emotional arc is designed ... more


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Track Name: Luna Televisio (O4)
luna televisio
levi satellit
loco tempesto
Laura inherit
Leo inhibit
lava expedit
luna televisio
terror implicit

luna televisio
data satellit
Elvis sodomit
Ella inhibit
Eva expedit
luna televisio
tauno subterrit

luna pandivisio
inanimus teknit
nix orbus actio
binus unit
unus fallifist
nulli hola trist
luna televisio
plaga ben satis

luna propevisio
domus culinaris
tellus ex luna
lucia turbatis
omaha dubis
Deus insadist
luna televisio
omnipotent statist
see the moon from afar
light satellite
crazy storm
laura inherits
leo inhibits
lava serves
see the moon from afar
built-in terror

crazy tv
data satellite
bad normal pornography
sodomite elvis
ella inhibits
eva serves
crazy tv
tauno is buried

crazy division of everything
inanimate teknite
the snow-ball effect
the union of the binaries
number one is fallifist
the zero is a sorry hole
crazy tv
a well sufficient net

see the moon up close
at home in your kitchen
see the earth from the moon
obvious confusion
I am dubious
God is not a sadist
see the moon from afar
all-powerful statist
Track Name: Partiro Futile (P3)
partiro futile
sto difficil
stoa futile
par grandir
futile grande
sto partir

in gaudimonium
flere sorgo
in dolorosa
ride seclutor
vivere ergo
ego termo

vise obscuritas
audi surdum
emo esse
credo credum
emo obscuritas
audi malum

flere mondo
in harmonia
ride adversario
vivere homo
sine fatus


to part is small
to stay is hard
to stay is small
to part is large
small is large
to stay is to part

in joy
cry sorrow
in suffering
laugh at the isolator
live, alas
to your end

to see is darkness
to hear is deafness
to feel is
to know is to know
to feel darkness
to hear evil

in responsibility
cry the world
in harmony
laugh at the enemy
live, human
without words
Track Name: Pandemonium (S2)
est possessum
futil demonos
mon opossum

canis embro

avis parvulus
mon obsessum

solo possibilis
solo possibilis

lacrits satanas
viis alla
hell sepulcrum
mon pollo

tele visio
cirka mentor
mon pisces

rattus filten

solo con gravis
solo necessis

solo infinis
solo momentum

solo sirius
solo osiris
solo olos
mon animus


is possessed
futile demon
my opossum


all is night
spirit receeds
small birds
my obsession

sole possibility
possible solitude

laugh at the devil
fuck all/wise god/five under
hi boneyard
my chicken

see far
against the whip
my fish

filthy rat

alone with weight
alone necessary

alone forever
alone in the moment

siriusly alone
alone, osiris
alone, enola
my animals/my soul
Track Name: Amore Memoriam (S3)
cornu ovis
penna avis
felis canis
naturae forum divis           
vinum panis                         
liber vanis                            
ventus sanis                         
warum homo invitis            
warum populus           
caput manus                        
habitus laevus                  
dexter reindividis
semen mellilium
natural dividendum
pratum messis
amore memoriam

amore memoriam
an Bombay di Rotterdam
aroma deodorant
exlusiv variant
cantate amoriam
non demonisator reklam
anno di nihilist
okkultist antikrist
amoral militant
temporar okkupant
amore memoriam
an Kabul di Tórshavn


the sheep´s horn
the bird´s feather
the cat, the dog
nature divides
wine and bread
freedom in vain
the winds of sanity
(why) man invented
why people
severed hand/severed head in the hand
posture turned left  
the right re-undivides
the seed of the honey-lily
natural dividend
a meadow that gives crop
remember love

remember love
from Bombay to Rotterdam
aroma deodorant
exclusive variety
sing love
not demonisator commercials
year of the nihilist
occultist antichrist
amoral militant
temporary occupant
remember love
from Kabul to Tórshavn

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