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Knagend Zout


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N. Janssen
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N. Janssen Absolutely amazing, I am looking forward to this album even more than I already was. True artistry beyond the confines of a genre, I only wish I could see the live performances as he fleshes this new direction out. Percussion is top notch, also makes me stoked for the new upcoming Fluisteraars material, the lads aren't slowing down!!!
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Ippocalyptica It is too early to form any solid impressions of Iskandr’s next album based solely on this track, but the sound is definitely evolving into something mellower and more introspective. What this ultimately means, we will learn in time, but I am definitely intrigued. Favorite track: Knagend Zout.
Lukas Kaufmann
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Lukas Kaufmann O. can just do no wrong, everything he touches turns out to be great! I really like this new direction and hope to witness it live one day.
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Iskandr – Knagend Zout, the first single from the upcoming fourth Iskandr full-length album, marks a clear new aim for the project. Forlorn sounds and mournful vocals are enveloped by gargantuan drums and menacing firelights. The psychedelic doom folk of Knagend Zout offers a hymn about the destructive and constructive dimensions of the elements; how water both gives and destroys life, the land, and the earth.


Knagend Zout

Zwarte tongen likken
Gulzig aan de lijn
Bijtend en smakkend
Doet elke hap weer pijn

Langzaam scheurt
Het vaste uit elkaar
En schudt de harde grens
Haar veren en haar haar

Nergens is de proef zo helder
Behalve overal
Waar parelmoer en knagend zout
Hen omlijsten na de val

Een makaber samenspel
Van pijniging en troost
Het rotsvaste verlangen
Overwoekerd door de dood

Nergens is de proef zo helder
Behalve overal
Waar parelmoer en knagend zout
Hen omlijsten na de val



released October 21, 2022
All music written and played by O. Iskandr, cymbals and toms by M. Koops
Recorded and mixed by Pieter Kloos at The Void Studio, Eindhoven
Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios, Sutton Coldfield


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ISKANDR Nijmegen, Netherlands

Obscure heathen music from the catacombs of Nijmegen. Dark medieval atmospheres, melancholic longing and regal triumph.

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