Time for reflection with Nordic Giants

One of the compelling aspects of instrumental post-rock is the reflective, ambient atmosphere that it creates, making it ideal for escapism and allowing yourself time to think and reflect. Nordic Giants have perfected the art of creating such a feeling and with ‘Taxonomy of Illusions’ they’ve gone one better by including a Terence McKenna speech of the same name, within the song. For those who find unprompted reflection difficult, McKenna’s speech about the types of illusions that we face in life will provide all the stimulation you need.

I’ll be honest, despite Nordic Giants being around since 2010 and having six records to their name already, they’ve somehow managed to evade my attention till now, but thankfully our paths crossed at this year’s ArcTanGent festival. Their cinematic combination of music and video blew me away and now that I’m hooked, I’m thoroughly looking forward to ‘Amplify Human Vibration’, the band’s upcoming album due out on October 20. Don’t miss the chance to see them live when they tour the UK in November as well, it’s a feast for the eyes and ears.

Check out every POV track from 2017 in this Spotify playlist.