With roots from Dalarna – the heart of Sweden – Dyur explores the cross-section between Scandinavian folk music, filthy house and techno. The music of Dyur is inspired by Northern folklore, mysticism and cinematic soundscapes.
Every track is an aural interpretation of a mythological story or folk song. The creative intention is to present the old tales and the traditional folklore of the North to a modern audience.
Tomtesmyg - Dyur remix
This track is a remix of the song Tomtesmyg by the acoustic folk music group Annrê Sïa. The original track can be heard here...
The group consists of Oscar Falcini, Jacob Wessmark, Magnus Fagerström, Hannes Rydberg Åström, Morgan Isaksson and Jimmy Lindblad. Check out their Instagram page or
their Youtube channel to enjoy more of their transcendent music.
The artwork is drawn by Morgan Isaksson and coloured by Johan L. Heinstedt.
The song Brudkronan ("The Bridal Crown") revolves around an old tale, apparently told through generations over several hundreds of years. It's a story about how the village of Äppelbo got a Bridal crown from the forest trolls.
One night, the young maiden Karin was kidnapped by the forest trolls to be wedded with the son of the Troll King. But before she was completely overrun she managed to send her faithful dog down to the village to warn her fiancé, Nils. As soon as he saw her dog, he knew she was in danger, so he mounted his horse and rode to her as fast as he could. He barely managed to save Karin from their grasp, fully dressed in the enchanted wedding dress. Howling, the trolls hunted them back to the village. However, they could not follow them any longer when they rode over a plowed field, as the furrows and the horse's trail formed a cross (as we all know, trolls hate Christian symbolism). The bridal crown, that Karin brought back from the trolls, was eventually gifted to the church of Äppelbo, where it belongs to this day.
The story is also presented as an annual local theatre play in Äppelbo. To read more about it, check out: trollbrollopet.se
The song Klôcksten (meaning "the church bell boulder") is based on an old folk tale from Äppelbo in Dalarna. It tells the story about an old giant living in the forest.
As we all know; giants and other mythological creatures of the North despise Christianity and the church. So, when the church bells rang the giant was so furious that he pulled up an enormous boulder from the earth, and in his ferocity threw it toward the church, hoping to once and for all quiet the tolling of the bells.
However, the giant wasn't very good at aiming so the boulder missed the church, and it landed in a mire outside of the village, where it remains to this day. A small pine tree has since been growing on top of the rock, which according to legend is dancing(!) whenever the church bells toll...
Cello: Jonas Bleckman Violin: Knapp Karin Norrfors Double bass & mixing: Gabriel Lundh - The Dome This is the first original track composed by Dyur.