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Meditation 31:25
Fantasy 16:40
Idyll 11:14
Suspension 14:42


Isolering is the product of several sessions recorded in 2020, during rehearsals for the Midgardsblot Metal Festival in Borre, Norway. The songs are live improvisations, with no editing or overdubs, giving the listener a chance to experience what Northumbria are like live in concert. The title, meaning Isolation in Norwegian, is an acknowledgment of how the current events in the world impacted not only our postponed journey to Norway, but everyday life...a life deeper and deeper in isolation and introspection.


released May 7, 2021

Written and Produced by Jim Field and Dorian Williamson
Recorded in Northumberland County, Ontario

Jim Field, Guitar
Dorian Williamson, bass

Artwork by Erik Osvald

Thanks to Erik Osvald (Keosz), Jan-Roger Pettersen (Svartsinn) and Runa Strindin (Midgardsbot Metal Festival)

Dedicated to Cesar Alexandre (Mount Shrine), R.I.P.


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Northumbria Toronto, Ontario

Toronto based ambient metal duo Northumbria was formed in 2011 by former Holoscene members Jim Field and Dorian Williamson. Using only guitar and bass mega amplified and recorded live, Northumbria create a wall of improvised drones that take the listener on a sonic journey through a dystopian landscape. ... more

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