We explore various local history and myth in Oslo in this omnibus. Yes, it is a concept album. At the same time, it is a collection of curios. Vardøger are premonitions of the immediate future, a strong feeling preceding an actual event, or rather appearance. Just before a person arrives in a place, his footsteps precede him and there is the sound of a door opening. No one is there. Then, later, he comes. Utburder are infants carried into the woods at birth. Their cries resound at night as a haunting presence. So here they are, signs of things to come and sounds of the unwanted.
This is a rather roundabout way of saying “demos and outtakes”. This is part one of a series of compilations of songs that don’t fit in on the albums proper. We move so fast that sometimes things are left behind. Also, we write so much material that we can’t always wait for proper studio time. There is so much in the pipeline that we could have our own line of pipes, called Tusmeerschaumørke. Hence the need for these compilations.