This compilation sums up what one of Norway’s first new-wave slash folk/prog bands, Nøkken, achieved during a career that lasted, as the album’s title implies, from 1978 to 1984. Nøkken released four acclaimed albums that remain some of the genre’s most central and lasting releases. The band toured relentlessly during its heyday, recruiting a solid and loyal following that now can finally enjoy those trademark vintage Nøkken tracks on CD. A common denominator for the eighteen songs on this compilation is a youthful freshness and rich lyrics with a socially conscious edge. A lasting musical document from a bygone era.
Nøkken: Nøkken 1978 – 1984 (S2 Records Norway AS – S2CD 2509)