Pradžia / Garsas / Sound

Germany’s most promising new neofolk artist: VRIMUOT

VRÎMUOT have released a beautiful new video for the track 'Aufbruch' taken from their forthcoming full-length "O Tempora, O Mores", which has been scheduled for release this Friday, September 25th. More information about the record can be found below.

Mindaugas Peleckis
2020 m. Rugsėjo 23 d., 21:20
Skaityta: 67 k.
Germany’s most promising new neofolk artist: VRIMUOT

VRÎMUOT mastermind T.S. comments on 'Aufbruch':

"The act of awakening is of liberating nature.
In the shadows of the forests, on meadows and peaks..
Loosen the bands of everyday life
and the fetters of the clock.
Only a thought
A word

Der Akt des Aufbruchs ist von befreiender Natur.
Im Schatten der Wälder, auf Wiesen und Gipfeln.
Lösen sich Ketten des Alltags
und Fesseln der Uhr.
Nur ein Gedanke
Ein Wort

VRÎMUOT revealed another new clip for the track 'Palingenese' tonight at 19:00 CEST.

VRÎMUOT mastermind T.S.  comments on 'Palingenese':

"Resurrection in the cyclic dance
Kali awake! Wolf song!
Flaming sky. Golden glance
Unrecognised beauty: "Decline"

Wiederentstehung im zyklischen Tanz
Kali erwache! Wolfsgesang!
Flammender Himmel. Goldener Glanz
Verkannte Schönheit: "Niedergang"

VRÎMUOT album cover


1. Aufbruch
2. Nymphaea Alba
3. Palingenese
4. Erwachen
5. Wolffsangel
6. Ewiger Mond

"O Tempora, O Mores!" is the debut album of Germany’s most promising new neofolk artist: VRÎMUOT. While staying true to the genre's core aesthetics and stylings, VRÎMUOT's mythopoeic darkfolk should rather be seen as a reinforcement and an update of classic neofolk values.

VRÎMUOT from Germany's fabled Teutoburg Forest infuse fresh blood into the time-honored body of neofolk. This is made clear - resoundingly so - by "O Tempora, O Mores!" (Cicero: "Oh the times! Oh the customs!"), the project's debut album.

VRÎMUOT, meaning "candour" in medieval German were founded by composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist T.S. to approach neofolk in DIY-way without any digital tools and unfolding in unusually long, intense narratives of carefully cafted complexity.

Describing his venture as "mythopoeic darkfolk", T.S. wields his metaphorical weapons of choice to cathartic effect, conveying a positive message. "It is only through self-reflection that we transcend mundane existence, lighting a flame that strengthens and warms us", declares the musician. "A flame of hope. An eternal flame."

"O Tempora, O Mores!" is "a polemic put to song", T.S. elaborates further, "based on personal experience of loss and recapture but also relatable to modernity and its inherent ills." Above all though, his intent is to evoke feelings in the spirit of Romantic period artists, escaping the present "samsara" to seek enlightenment, "...the higher aim our natural being is striving for."

The artwork of "O Tempora, O Mores!" is centered around 19th century sculptor Gotthard Sonnenfeld's statue entitled "Besiegt" ("vanquished"), with medieval woodcuts and runes representing each tune and its specific "riddle" …

"O Tempora, O Mores!" was mastered by Markus Stock (EMPYRIUM).

Release date: September 25th

Please use this pre-sale link in your coverage, if possible:

T.S. aka Lupus Viridis - compositions, all instruments, vocals

Style: Neofolk

VRÎMUOT on Facebook:

Label: Auerbach Tonträger / Prophecy Productions

Available formats

"O Tempora, O Mores!" is available as a 2CD hardcover book (18x18 cm, 36 pages) ltd. to 400 copies incl. lush artwork, additional texts and a 18-minutes bonus CD with two exclusive songs. (400 copies available), and on black vinyl with printed inner sleeve and protection sleeve.
► 2CD hardcover book
► Black vinyl LP

Prophecy Productions are an international label and were originally founded by their owner Martin Koller in Germany in 1996. From the beginning, the label has the declared aims of providing a dedicated home for eerie emotional music and to offer long-term collaborations to artists signing into the family. This concept has generated a roster displaying a stylistic emphasis on dark music from different genres such as metal and rock, alternative, and folk. Signees on the label are generally characterised by a strong artistic vision, which is reflected in premium physical products. Prophecy Productions is best known for artists such as Empyrium, Alcest, Arcturus, Tenhi, Dool, and The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard. Prophecy Productions are a part of the independent media group SPKR.

VRÎMUOT band pictures by Vrîmuot.