Wardruna : Yggdrasil
It is the second in a trilogy of folk records based on a selection of Runes which form part of the elder Futhark, played only on traditional proto-Norse instruments. It doesn’t inspire you really does it? However, you’d be foolish to dismiss it. There’s an ancient ambience and deep soul in this music whether you play it track by track or as a whole. And, as attested to by the sold-out Queen Elizabeth II hall in November, it’s a powerful music too.