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Søvn I September by Havnatt

Released 01 SEPTEMBER 2014

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This is Havnatt's first release since the critically acclaimed Etterlatte album (2013). This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far. The track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases.

Dedicated to Annika Becker.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - Vocals
Tom Simonsen - Guitars, piano and orchestral arrangements

Composed by Havnatt.
Produced by Tom Simonsen.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

The limited CD version has been sold out.


Sophia by Vestige of Virtue

Releases 01 OCTOBER 2014

Vestige of Virtue - Sophia

Vestige of Virtue is a trio consisting of Kjetil Ottersen, Frode Forsmo and Shaun Winter Taylor-Steels. Based in a melancholic core of gothic doom metal, the debut album Sophia derives from styles of both contemporary and archaic origin as it extends into chamber music, liturgical passages, movements inspired by Viennese classicism and occasional elements of musique concrète. The aim being a dialogue between the modest and the dramatic; the mellow and the powerful; an interplay led by Forsmo's salient baritone.


Etterlatte by Havnatt

Released 15 AUGUST 2013

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The Etterlatte album builds upon the foundation that Havnatt created with their Havdøgn EP (2012). All lyrics are still the unedited works of Norwegian author Tormod Skagestad. Largely based upon Cecilie Langlie's vocal performances and the acoustic guitar arrangements by Tom Simonsen, the sound is still unique, Havnatt-esque neofolk/dark folk. With Etterlatte the sound is also further expanded through larger musical arrangements that include piano, clarinets, violins and cellos, among others.

The CD version of the album comes with a beautifully crafted 28 page booklet with hand drawn illustrations for each of the tracks. Tormod Skagestad's original lyrics have also been reprinted in the booklet with permission from the Skagestad family.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, piano, drums

Session musicians:
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos
Tiina Granum - clarinets

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Havnatt Double Pack by Havnatt

Released 15 AUGUST 2013

Order Havnatt - Double Pack directly from Secret Quarters.
Havnatt - Double Pack

This is your chance to get both Havnatt's brand new Etterlatte album and their legendary Havdøgn EP for just €19,99, including shipping to where ever you might be on the planet!

This CD bundle is only available for sale through the Secret Quarters Records webshop. Just use the Buy Now button below.


Var Je Solblesten (Single version) by Havnatt

Released 25 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Var Je Solblesten" is a single taken from Havnatt's album entitled Etterlatte. The album was still in the making at the time of this single's release. This version of Var Je Solblesten was created specially for this digital distribution only single release, and it's significantly different from the album version.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars and bass

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Vagrant God by Vagrant God

Released 05 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Vagrant God is the result of a Gothic metal album commissioned back in 2007 by a now defunct record label. The stipulations were clear: melodic-yet-heavy songs carrying traditional Gothic textures, propelled by catchy chorus parts and primarily female vocals. Needless to say, the project was unfortunately never brought to fruition due to the label's unexpected disbanding, and the material for the self-titled album was eventually shelved - for five years. The reason for returning to the album now is, above all, to give it a proper closure, but also to make it officially available to all of those who have solicited it ever since its embryonic stages.

Vagrant God is constituted by the very same line-up featured in the doom metal outfit Omit, and exhibits as such a markedly different approach to melancholic music than what is the case with Omit's debut Repose.

The original mixes from 2008 were remastered for this release.

Vagrant God is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - vocals
Kjetil Ottersen - guitars, synths, bass, programming

Recorded and mixed by Kjetil Ottersen and Tom Simonsen (2008). Mastered by Kjetil Ottersen (2012).

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Secret Quarters Triple Pack by Havnatt, Omit, Vagrant God

Released 05 SEPTEMBER 2012

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The Secret Quarters Triple Pack

Introducing the Secret Quarters Triple Pack. This is a bundle containing the CD versions of Havnatt's Havdøgn EP, Omit's Repose double album and Vagrant God's self-titled album. All three releases at the price of €29.99, including worldwide shipping. That's €12 off the regular price!

This CD bundle is only available for sale through the Secret Quarters Records webshop. Just use the Buy Now button below.


Havdøgn by Havnatt

Released 15 FEBRUARY 2012

Havnatt re-releases their until now very-hard-to-get-a-hold-of debut EP entiteled "Havdøgn", originally self-released back in the spring of 2006. The release has been completely remixed and remastered for this release. And then a couple of completely new tracks have been added...

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars and pianos

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Photos and design by Tom Simonsen.


Repose by Omit

Released 01 SEPTEMBER 2011

Omit's long awaited and ambitious debut double album entitled Repose finally gets its release on Secret Quarters Records.

Omit is a melodic doom metal band based in Oslo, Norway, comprised of vocalist Cecilie Langlie (Skumring, Havnatt, Vagrant God), Tom Simonsen (Skumring, Havnatt, It's the End, Vagrant God) on guitars and bass and Kjetil Ottersen (Diagnostic, Vagrant God) on guitars and keyboards.

The band was founded by Cecilie, Kjetil and Tom in 2009. The recording of Omit's debut double album, entitled Repose, was completed in 2010. This album was released by the Secret Quarters Records on September 1, 2011. Subsequently, the album has been highly acclaimed by doom metal fans all over the world, and it has received a wealth of good reviews.

Omit is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, orchestral arrangements, programming.
Kjetil Ottersen - guitars, synths, programming.

Session musicians:
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos

Mixed by Tom Simonsen. Recorded and mastered by Tom Simonsen and Kjetil Ottersen.

Album illustrations, photos and design by Kjell Ivar Lund.


News

Havnatt's Søvn I September has just been released worldwide

From Blogger: 01 SEPTEMBER 2014

This is Havnatt's first release since the critically acclaimed Etterlatte album (2013). This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far. The track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases.

Dedicated to Annika Becker.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - Vocals.
Tom Simonsen - Guitars, piano and orchestral arrangements.

Composed by Havnatt.
Produced by Tom Simonsen.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.
The lyrics were taken from the collections of poems entitled "Mørkt vatten glir mot havet" (1950).

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
© 2014 Havnatt. All rights reserved.

Released by Secret Quarters Records.
The Secret Quarters logo © 2014 Secret Quarters Records. All rights reserved.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

Havnatt's new single can now be enjoyed through any or all of the following sites and services:

24-7, 7digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, MySpace Music, Nokia, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Music Hub, Shazam, Simfy, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tradebit, WiMP, Xbox Music, Yandex.

Physical copies of Havnatt's Søvn I September available for pre-order

From Blogger: 12 AUGUST 2014

We decided to print an extremely limited amount of CD copies of Havnatt's latest single and make them available for sale. Only twenty, hand-numbered copies were produced, and we're only making fifteen of them available for purchase through the web shop of Secret Quarters Records.

These copies are available for pre-order right now, so head on over to secretquarters.com or havnatt.com to secure your copy of Søvn I September!

All pre-orders will be shipped ahead of the actual release date (September 1st). And as always; when ordering from Secret Quarters Records there are no additional shipping costs.

Vestige of Virtue to release debut album "Sophia" on October 1st

From Blogger: 29 JULY 2014

Secret Quarters Records are pleased to announce the latest addition to their roster, namely the gothic doom metal trio Vestige of Virtue.

Besides Secret Quarters' own Kjetil Ottersen, this project is manned by vocalist Frode Forsmo, known from acts including Old Man's Child, Tulus, Minas Tirith and Funeral, and drummer Shaun Winter Taylor-Steels, a name familiar to most My Dying Bride, Anathema and Solstice enthusiasts. Vestige of Virtue, then, is the company's first act to include permanent non-Secret Quarters members.

Vestige of Virtue originates back to the preliminary songwriting and recording initiated by Ottersen in 2009. A couple of years later, the production of debut album Sophia had reached completion whereas a number of reasons led to the release being procrastinated indefinitely. Hence, it is with great excitement that Sophia will finally be presented and made available to the audience.

Havnatt's Søvn I September releases September 1st

From Blogger: 20 JULY 2014

Havnatt's new single, entitled Søvn I September, was just set for its worldwide release on September 1st, and we had to share it with you right away. This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far, and the track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases. The amazing Robert Høyem - the guy who did the massive booklet for Havnatt's Etterlatte album - did the hand drawn artwork.

Havnatt would like to dedicate this single to Annika Becker, who is currently battling illness. Being a small, indie act, it is immensely important to Havnatt to receive good support from the Internet community. Annika has been a strong and friendly supporter, and we wish for a speedy recovery.

This digital distribution only release will be available through all of the following services simultaneously:

24-7, 7digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, MySpace Music, Nokia, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Music Hub, Shazam, Simfy, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tradebit, WiMP, Xbox Music, Yandex.

Pick your favorite.

Reduced price on Havnatt's Etterlatte album

From Blogger: 09 DECEMBER 2013

That's right! We're reducing the price on Havnatt's most recent album for the remainder of 2013! From now on and through December 31st you can order your copy for only €9.99, including shipping costs to anywhere on the planet. Head to secretquarters.com to make your order!

Havnatt's Etterlatte album has been released!

From Blogger: 14 AUGUST 2013

Havnatt's Etterlatte album has now been released and will start appearing on various websites and services all over the world. Sites and services include secretquarters.com, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Google Music, Last.fm, MySpace Music, Rhapsody, Shazam, Emusic, GreatIndieMusic, Spotify, Xbox Music and many others.

The Etterlatte album builds upon the foundation that Havnatt created with their Havdøgn EP (2012). All lyrics are still the unedited works of Norwegian author Tormod Skagestad. Largely based upon Cecilie Langlie's vocal performances and the acoustic guitar arrangements by Tom Simonsen, the sound is still unique, Havnatt-esque neofolk/dark folk. With Etterlatte the sound is also further expanded through larger musical arrangements that include piano, clarinets, violins and cellos, among others.

Each of the album's 12 tracks seeks to create a musical interpretation of one of Tormod Skagestad's poems, and deals with the unaltered lyrics of one entire poem. One interesting exception is the track VĂĄrnatta Er Ein Lys Felestreng (Del 1). "Del 1" (meaning "Part 1" in Norwegian) indicates that the lyrics of this poem was actually cut in half and that "Del 2" will follow on a later release. Another exception is the addition of the instrumental track Mellom Linjene. Furthermore, the album includes two separate interpretations of the poem entitled Sovande Gard. The first interpretation of this poem makes up the first track of the album. Then the lyrics of this poem return once more on track 11 - with quite different results.

The CD version of the album comes with a beautifully crafted 28 page booklet with hand drawn illustrations for each of the tracks. Tormod Skagestad's original lyrics have also been reprinted in the booklet with permission from the Skagestad family.

Havnatt is
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, piano, drums

Session musicians
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos
Tiina Granum - clarinets

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

The lyrics used on this album were taken from the following collections of poems:
Om fjellprofilan lĂĄg ei gullrand spent (1946)
I natt skal mange vĂĄke (1947)
Mørkt vatten glir mot havet (1950)

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
© 2013 Havnatt. All rights reserved.

Released by Secret Quarters.
The Secret Quarters logo © 2013 Secret Quarters. All rights reserved.

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

Havnatt's Etterlatte album iTunes pre-sale now available!

From Blogger: 02 AUGUST 2013

Now, you can also order Havnatt's brand new Etterlatte album from iTunes! This is an iTunes pre-sale, meaning that you will get to download one of the album's tracks right away. The remaining tracks will then get downloaded automatically on the release date, August 15th.

Click here to get your copy of Etterlatte from iTunes.

Havnatt's Etterlatte album pre-orders are available right now!

From Blogger: 31 JULY 2013

Just as promised, you can now pre-order your copy of Havnatt's brand new Etterlatte album, right this very minute! Make your order by using the "Buy now" button next to the Etterlatte release at secretquarters.com.

The Etterlatte album releases worldwide on August 15th. All pre-orders will be sent well ahead of that date.

Etterlatte album and Havnatt Double Pack pre-orders

From Blogger: 29 JULY 2013

Havnatt's new Etterlatte album will be available for pre-order starting August 1st. (The worldwide release happens on August 15th.) But that's not all! Also possible starting August 1st: The pre-ordering of the Havnatt Double Pack! This will land you the Havndøgn EP and the Etterlatte album as parts of one neat little package.

The Havnatt Double Pack will be available for order and/or pre-order from the Secret Quarters website. Free shipping to every corner of the world, of course.

PS:
The Etterlatte album will also be available for pre-sale on iTunes starting August 1st! So if you prefer a digital download to a CD, why not head over there to get your copy and to be able to download one of the album's tracks right away.

Havnatt's Etterlatte album releases on August 15th!

From Blogger: 10 JULY 2013


All the CD copies of Havnatt's brand new album entitled Etterlatte just got delivered, and we almost can't wait to start getting them out the door. The release will happen worldwide on August 15th, and we'll be accepting pre-orders starting August 1st! Pre-orders can be made through the Secret Quarters website.

In addition - also starting August 1st - we'll be doing a pre-sale of the Etterlatte album through iTunes. If you pre-order the album through iTunes you'll be able to download one of the album's 12 tracks two weeks ahead of release.

The CD version of the album comes with a beautifully crafted 28 page booklet with hand drawn illustrations for each of the tracks. Tormod Skagestad's original lyrics have also been reprinted in the booklet with permission from the Skagestad family.