The Forest Sessions Jonathan Hultén

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Label: Kscope

Genre: Songwriter

Subgenre: Folk Rock

Interpret: Jonathan Hultén

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  • 1Wasteland (Forest Version)03:47
  • 2Leaving (Forest Version)04:13
  • 3Holy Woods (Forest Version)03:15
  • 4Where Devils Weep (Forest Version)03:25
  • 5...and the Pillars Tremble (Forest Version)03:02
  • 6The Call to Adventure (Forest Version)04:53
  • 7The Mountain (Forest Version)03:52
  • 8Dance of the Water Spirits03:41
  • 9The Call to Adventure (Roadburn Version)03:33
  • 10A Dance in the Road (Roadburn Version)04:30
  • Total Runtime38:11

Info zu The Forest Sessions

Jonathan Hultén, the darkly enigmatic Swedish Grammy-winning songwriter returns with his collection: The Forest Sessions. The new album features experimental versions of songs from the album Chants From Another Place and the EP The Dark Night of the Soul.

Recorded by himself between January 2020 and June 2022, with mastering and mixing taken care of by frequent collaborator Ola Ersfjord, this is a deeply intimate work from start to finish. Hultén invites listeners into his world through the stunning album cover which he designed.

Hultén draws comparisons to artists including Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Wovenhand and Fleet Foxes, as well as traditional folk artists such as John Martyn right through to his contemporaries in Anna Ternheim, José Gonzales, Anna von Hausswolff Chelsea Wolfe & Hexvessel, although his work stands alone as truly original.

Jonathan Hulten explains the concept in more depth “It all began with an idea of live streaming a concert from the woods! I got a team together, a plan was worked out and eventually the project morphed into the making of 8 unique music videos based on the setlist of a live performance.”

He continues “All the filming locations were scouted in reference to the song titles and our plan was to film all the material in 24 hours around an area about 40 minutes from Stockholm, Sweden.”

And Hultén and his team achieved this immense feat – 8 live performances filmed in the Swedish wilds in 24 hours – starting by a secluded riverside cottage, to a raft in the river, an antique organ carried over hills to a glade, an old abandoned mine and ending in the tranquil of a tree grove. In the following weeks rough cuts were made and given to the filmmaker Emil Klinta who would take care of post-production, gracefully bringing everything to the next level.

Then, around this time the idea to interpret and record new versions of the songs came up and I felt like it could be an interesting extension of the project. These new, experimental versions were to be done in the same pace as the finalization of each video. And so throughout the following year with about 1-2 months in between the music videos were released, one by one.

“His multi-tracked vocals make for goosebump-raising ASMR” (Classic Rock)

“Staggering emotional depth, as well as an astonishing poetic economy, his less-is-more approach creates a sense of reverence and vulnerability that invest the material with a potent vitality” (Metal Hammer)

Jonathan Hultén

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