+Ingelrii+: listen to pure Norwegian prog rock trolling

What can you expect from three musicians that formed a band after the comsumption of fine traditional European craft beers, invest in rough vintage sound, record mostly in one take, write lyrics about a man being lured into the woods by a half goat – half human demigod, with the man dying after an endless pagan dance, and their music is progressive rock, while their initial intention was to play black metal?

+Ingelrii+ was formed in Oslo by Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (vocals, flute, keys – member of Weserbergland, Galasphere 347, The Opium Cartel, Rhys Marsh and the Autumn Ghost, White Willow), Gaute Storsve (guitar, bass, percussion – member of Gaute Storsve Trio, Weserbergland, Haakon Ellingson, Sleepyard, Rhys Marsh and the Autumn Ghost) and Trond Gjellum (drums – member of Panzerpappa, Suburban Savages).

The music of +Ingelrii+ is what Norwegians call ‘skogsprog’, in other words ‘forest prog’, progressive rock with a dark, vintage sound, often with a healthy dose of jazz. The music and lyrics were written by Einarsen and Storsve, while mixing and mastering were handled by Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, Galasphere 347, The Opium Cartel, Weserbergland). Listen to Syrinx, a 21-minute prog epic, the first sample from their upcoming debut album. 

By the way, we have written about the music of all three members of +Ingelrii+ in the past:

Weserbergland – Sehr Kosmisch Ganz Progisch

Gaute Storsve Trio – Attention: This is Not A Toy | For Adult Collectors Only

Panzerpappa – Pestrottedans

Suburban Savages – Kore Wa!

White Willow – Future Hopes

Panzerpappa – Summarisk Suite