Tórild's exploration in the soundscapes of heartfelt primal blues and mystic folklore, carried forward by the steady pounding of dark electronic beats is both beautiful and haunting. Singer Halina Larsson’s expressive voice, paired with Chris Pennie and Brett Aveni’s remarkable arrangements are a feast to the ears.
With this record, they have written and produced each song to take on its own sonic world by using live outdoor recordings mixed with orchestral samples and modern synthesis. Inspired by avant garde pioneers such as Laurie Anderson and Meredith Monk to classical composers such as Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky, Tòrild brings a whole new aspect to the world of experimental/electronic music.
Born in Paris and raised in Stockholm, Halina comes from a background in folk and jazz. Drummer and composer Chris Pennie on the other hand, has spent the past few years working with various rock bands as well as scoring for short films. Their paths met in the fall of 2007 on a worldwide tour. Years later, Tòrild was formed with the addition of producer and multi instrumentalist Brett Aveni.
For fans of: Sigur Rós / Björk / Massive Attack / St Vincent / DJ Shadow
Tòrild's debut album will be released in Spring 2013.