MYRKUR Reinterprets Danish Folk Song "Bonden og Kragen"
Myrkur's coming EP Juniper will consist of the title track as the a-side and a reinterpretation of the Danish folk song "Bonden og Kragen" on the b-side. Myrkur herself does a great job explaining the song's origins and what it means culturally.
"The song dates back to around 1600. It exists in many different versions, including Swedish and Norwegian. The tale features a peasant/farmer who ventures into the woods and shoots a crow. A local Church Bishop gets word of this and demands to know what the peasant will use the dead crow for. Back then, the Church would take from the farmers and they were not fully allowed to own their livestock and crops. In response, the peasant starts making up a very long and unrealistic list of every part of the crow that he will use as a way refusing a tribute."
Juniper was recorded with Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Solstafir) at Orgone Studios in Bedfordshire, England and is out December 7. Pre-order it here.