Where to start...
This is a L.A.R.P album. (Hence the name Jøsef Lambsen!)
If you don't know what LARP is, look it up!
Every track on this album relates to the place that myself and my fake family inhabit as the 'Ragh Hrafen Fianna', as part of a larger world.
Each track has it's own particular story (check the individual tracks for a brief run down of them!) relating to the histories of characters from that world.
This ENTIRE album was recorded in my living room, usually between 1am-5am. Some of the louder tracks I was able to do during the day! But, the whole thing was recorded using a Quickshot ™ Mic! This is only occasionally apparent however!
One day, soon-ish, I shall re-record the whole thing!
Switch off your mind, think back to a time in history that never truly existed, and enjoy the exploits, lives, loves and occasional deaths of myself and my fake Viking family!
"Strength in Fellowship!" - Jøsef Lambsen
This album would not have been written had it not been for the persistence of some, the patience of others and the family that is the Ragh Hrafen Fianna. Thanks must also go to the Wolves and Lions factions for some stories and inspiration.
Thanks to Lisa, Chris and Rachel. All Fianna past, present and future, Help gratefully received from Charlotte (violin) and Chris for the word 'Raven' in The Bragging Song.
released June 12, 2007
Ibanez PF60CENT1202 'semi' acoustic guitar.
Special tiny appearance by Charlotte on Violin
Dog by Sam (the dog!)
1 Down to the Longboats
2 Shadowland (Farewell to Orkneyjar)
3 Captain Kees
4 The Longships*
5 Odin's Children
6 Lachlan's Lament
7 The Bragging Song**
8 Taken to Darkness
9 The Gods Alone Know Where***
10 Dante Childe
11 The Kraken Awakes
13 Shadowland (Fianna Mix)
14 The Bragging Song (The Broken Drum Mix)**
All tracks written by Joe 'Covenant' Lamb except:
* - McTell/Allcock - Based on a 'Chilled Mead' arr.
** - Tune 'Sae Will We Yet' - Walter Watson/Tony Cuffe (ca. 1854)
*** - (Aka Voyage to Vinland) (trad/Lamb)
Software used: VST Host ('Cheese Machine', 'Mellosound' and 'String Theory' plug-ins)
Sonic Foundry-Sound Forge
Sony CD Architect
Paint Shop Pro
All artwork by Joe Lamb.
'Jøsef Lambsen' photo by Simon Corbett
This album is dedicated to the memory of my Father, and to Molly, with love.
"...until this world ends, we will remember them..."
Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.
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