Rooted in Swedish psychedelic folk music, Hanna Östergren (Hills, Träd Gräs och Stenar) takes a creative new grip on the genre. Under the name of Laughing Eye, Östergren creates spiritual Nordic raga, or nature music that stems back to prehistoric ages. Höga Nord Rekords now releases her debut album.
Laughing Eye is more than just music, this is a distillate of ancient superstition, fear, euphoria and nature romanticism. The sound edges on the upper tree line and in the closing track, “Agnetero / huset” Östergren takes a step off the mountain top, into space where the flute melodies float weightless to the outer rim of our solar system.
Laughing Eye is deep, warm and embracing sounds for cold urbanized souls, a buzz or a murmur from the far past, translated to music we can interpret.
Published: 26th September 2019