A new Burzum album has been announced for 27 May 2013. Sol Austan, Mani Vestan (East of the Sun, West of the Moon) will be an instrumental, ambient album with several songs also featured on the new film/documentary ForeBears’.
Sol Austan, Mani Vestan (East of the Sun, West of the Moon) is the 11th album from Burzum and a return to a purely electronic and instrumental expression. Sol Austan, Mani Vestan is different from all the older albums, and yet similar to all of them, and is in style more than anything similar to the oldest ambient music of Burzum, like the tracks Tomhet, Han Som Reiste and Channelling the Power of Minds Into a New God. Sol Austan, Mani Vestan is inspired by and made for the ForeBears movie by Marie Cachet and Varg Vikernes, where much of the Scaldic music from Sol Austan, Mani Vestan appears, only in unmastered form, as a soundtrack.
Sol Austan, Mani Vestan will feature almost an hour of instrumental electronic music, that can best be described as relaxing, slow-paced, contemplative and very much original. I have still not been able to leave behind the Pagan religious-spiritual concept of a descent into darkness and the following ascend back into the light; the Pagan initiation, the elevation of man to the divine, the enlightenment of the mind, the feeding of the elven light in man.