Origin (Borknagar album)

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Origin
Borknagar Origin.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 October 2006
RecordedAugust 2005 – June 2006
StudioToproom Studio, MultiMono Studio (Lunner, Norway), Auditorium Studio, Musikk & Mystikk, Low and Below Studio
GenreProgressive rock, folk rock, acoustic rock
Length35:54
LabelCentury Media
ProducerBorknagar
Borknagar chronology
Epic
(2004)
Origin
(2006)
Universal
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Origin is the seventh studio album by Norwegian metal band Borknagar. Origin explores the band's more progressive and traditional elements and is primarily an acoustic effort.

Bassist Jan Erik "Tyr" Tiwaz is featured on the album following his brief departure during the recording sessions for the band's previous release Epic.

"Oceans Rise" is an acoustic remake of the song of the same name from the 1998 album The Archaic Course.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Øystein G. Brun, except "White", written by Lars Nedland.

No.TitleLength
1."Earth Imagery"4:52
2."Grains"3:42
3."Oceans Rise"6:05
4."Signs"1:17
5."White"4:45
6."Cynosure"2:55
7."The Human Nature"4:48
8."Acclimation"4:30
9."The Spirit of Nature"3:00
Total length:35:54

Credits[edit]

Borknagar
  • Andreas Hedlund (credited as "Vintersorg") – lead vocals and choirs, electric guitar, keyboards
  • Øystein G. Brun – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, high string guitar
  • Lars A. Nedland – backing vocals, lead vocals (on "White"), synthesizers, Hammond organ, grand piano, string and flute arrangements
  • Asgeir Mickelson – drums, percussion
Additional Musicians
  • Jan Erik Tiwaz (credited as "Tyr") – bass guitar, fretless bass
  • Sareeta – violin
  • Thomas Nilsson – cello
  • Steinar Ofsdal – bamboo flutes, recorder

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